This past week, I attended my first homecoming, and I was humbled and honored to have been asked to take pictures for a friend. I consider myself lucky to have been a witness to some much joy and unconditional love. Even the atmosphere in the hangar waiting for the plane to land gave me goosebumps. To see a mother in uniform drop to her knees and her small children embrace her yelling “MOMMY IS HOME”, to see wives and husbands reunited with their loved ones, tears of joy shed by all who witness! This puts everything into perspective this Memorial day weekend. The reality is some of those mothers, fathers, sons and daughters do not come home.
This weekend is not about grilling, or parties or a free day off of work. This weekend is about acknowledging and thanking the brave men and women who served and have served our country. We need to thank them for the ultimate gift they give us, often the gift of their lives, to ensure we live in the land of the free. There are not enough words of gratitude to acknowledge our nations heroes.
Thank you to all the men and women who so bravely serve in our military. Thank you to their families who make sacrifices so that we may continue to live freely in the most wonderful country. God Bless the Men and Women in Uniform and God Bless America.