Hello! I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day. We did! I cooked a brisket in the oven and all the sides. Cut up our first watermelon of the year. Thankfully, none of us have lost a family member in service of our country. So, this year, we simply paused, reflected and prayed at 3:00 in honor of those who did make the ultimate sacrifice. My kids came over later in the evening. We tried out the pool. Bubba walked over and invited our neighbor, a WWII veteran, to join us for supper. One of our nephews stopped by and everyone played some horseshoes. When we came in to eat, I was honored to have Bubba lead us in prayer! So, for me, it was a good day.
I overheard on the local news, Sunday night, that a local veteran had his American flag he was displaying at his house, torn down and ripped up. My heart broke for him! I was so disgusted to think anyone could and would do such a heinous thing. One of those things that make you wonder just what this country is coming to.
Then on Tuesday evening, I saw a report on a local man who had gone to the mall on Monday and played taps there. Someone took a video of it, and it went viral. The news station had him in interviewing him. He's in the Texas guard. Wanted to make it clear he, himself, is not a veteran. Stressed what it meant to him to be able to do something to help others remember what the day is about, find the time to pause and reflect. I was so proud to think that someone would take the time to do such a thing. One of those things that makes you think there might be hope for us yet.
What's the most touching thing that happened in your day? The worst local news you heard? What did you hear about or see that lifted your spirits?
See the Army Veteran who had his flag destroyed, and the man who played taps in the mall.