I come from a military family and while I love the long weekend that Memorial Day affords, today I also want to pause. Today, I remember the fallen. As someone once said: freedom is never free.
Today, I remember our heroes, and I remember too that our country is still at war. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that we are still sending men and women to battle.
When my brother was deployed to Iraq in 2005, we wrote each other frequently and occasionally he would ask me to write to one of his buddies who didn’t get a lot of mail from home. Those letters and packages were always fun to send because they were unexpected. After my brother returned home, I sometimes wrote to “any soldier.” I haven’t done that in a long time, but today, I will.