Posted on May 25 2020
Every year our family buys some flowers and places them on random graves at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in Daly City. It is our way of remembering those who gave their lives for this country, and to remind ourselves and our children how fortunate we are to live in this country where we live, a country i which we have so many freedoms and that those freedoms did not come without a cost. We have no family members who gave their lives, but our thoughts are with those who have. Your loved ones are not forgotten.
Today we take time to send our thoughts, prayers and gratitude to the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, lovers, sons and daughters of those who lost their lives while in the U.S. Armed Services. We teach our children to honor you.
We support you. We commend you. And we are thankful to you.
Senator Nancy Pelosi said it so well that we will just quote her here.
"Honoring our Fallen this Memorial Day
Each Memorial Day, we honor the memory of the proud patriots from every generation who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation, our democracy and our freedom. In giving their last full measure of devotion, these brave men and women in uniform safeguarded our most cherished values and helped build a brighter future for all Americans.
As our nation faces a challenge equal to any in its history, our responsibility to care for and support our military families, veterans, wounded warriors, active duty troops all over the world and here at home with our frontline heroes –the National Guard and Reservists, is more important than ever.
On this Memorial Day, we reflect on our nation’s history as we continue to honor those who have fallen and we pause to pay respect to their memory as we pray for peace. ."