Poppies and other reminders

How long does it take a moment to become a memory? Perhaps the amount of time it takes for us to realize that it has passed and the only way to recapture it is to store it away for later. But there are some memories that should not be stored too snuggly, too hidden away in the convenience of “not my problem.” And when things that we tend to relegate far from ease, the time rolls around where we are nudged with the thoughts and reminders of those who are gone, but never to be forgotten.

So it is with Memorial Day, a time where our nation commemorates the lives of men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Words often do not give justice to the thanks and gratitude we feel and wish to offer these great women and men of the armed forces.  As we enter into reflection, a characteristic that comes into our minds is Heroism; a word that we can define with both commonalities and personal experiences; rediscovered when we unite together or rekindled within our own private solitude.