Happy Memorial Day, from Victoree


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Remembering all them who died; fighting for they who remain alive…

It’s the official beginning of summer. It’s the smell of Angus beef and fresh charcoal; the roar of Rolling Thunder bearing down on Washington, DC. On Memorial Day years rewind to those hopeful summers when we just-graduated, just married and just got a new job. Although broader brimmed hats and forgiving canvas flats are preferred now,¬†Memorial Day still summons the shades of other times when promises were sealed with a pinky swear. I remember the classmates who never became fathers and grandfathers:

On the 30th of May

We honor those today

Who gave their best

And stood the test

In lands far away.

It is a day dedicated to memory. As you remember on this day may those memories–bitter or sweet–be sign posts of more meaningful, hopeful, positive tomorrows.

Memorial Day Blessings,

Victoree

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