Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

Today we honor those who have fallen while giving service to their country, in order that we may be free.

My thoughts go to those family members who fought in my grandmother's homeland. While visiting Lithuania last fall, my husband and I visited this memorial which stands in remembrance of those who gave their lives during their struggle during the resistance against the Soviets. My grandparents fled to the United States in search of freedom and a better way of life.

We are so blessed in this country, and I hope we never take our freedom for granted. Not just on this day, we owe our soldiers a debt of gratitude, those who have served and continue to do so, those who risk their lives so that we may be free, we honor them for their ultimate sacrifice.