When I woke up, the sunrise reminded me of our flag. What a beautiful gift, I thought. Even the sky remembers.
I come from a long line of patriots. I am the daughter of a career Navy man and I married an Army soldier. My brother served in the Air Force and as far back as I can find in my family tree there are many veterans from every branch of service and every single war since the founding of this nation.
So I guess you could say patriotism runs in my blood.
I’m not always proud of what my government does, of course, but I will always honor the sacrifice that the brave men and women in my family and yours made and continue to make because without them we wouldn’t be here today.
I found this Veteran’s Eulogy a while back and saved it because it’s so beautiful and pays tribute to all of our service men and women who have passed on.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the Gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
I don’t know who wrote it but whoever it was, thank you. And thanks to all our vets today, both living and dead. God bless each and every one of them. ❤