Honor to Whom Honor is Due

This Memorial Day, I think back to my visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Lined with row after row of headstones, those grounds demand respect. People don’t talk loudly but whisper in hushed tones. During the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, visitors stand and silently watch the meticulous inspection of the new guard and the precision of those on duty.

Today, many of us will enjoy a day off from work, time spent with family, and good food. I’m truly thankful for all these things, but I might not be able to enjoy them but for the sacrifice of so many men and women.

And so, we say thank you to our soldiers, past and present. Your service and sacrifice help make our freedoms possible.

~ Kristen

Arlington National Cemetery
Changing of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknowns

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