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While I can appreciate the need to honor those who have passed, I feel it's also important to remember those who are here. Those who have come home with physical or mental scars. Those who fought but did not die.
I come from a long line of military soldiers. My husband served in the USAF during the 1st Iraq War. I've seen the struggles of military families who have to survive as a single parent household because the other parent is away. I've seen the confusion as children try figure out why their parent is different now that they have returned.
For me Memorial Day is about honoring those who have or are serving. It's honoring the memories of those who died, honoring the suffering of those who survived, and honoring the sacrifice of the families that support their soldiers.
Thank you to all who have served.