My local newspaper, THE SOUTHAMPTON PRESS, had that headline today.
The story was about the mom of a young Marine who was killed in Afghanistan. I remember when his body was brought home, the highway was lined for miles with police, service people and friends.
Time passes, people forget, but the parents never do, and their hearts are heavy every day.
On this Memorial Day, I hope we remember not only the men and women who gave their lives, but the families they left behind.
May God bless them all!
I did a little table in their honor.
A red striped duvet cover from Pottery Barn with a blue cloth on top.
I used a blue glass as a vase for some red roses, bacopa, and flags. I placed a dark blue napkin with white embroidered stars under it, and surrounded it with red star cookie cutters from Pottery Barn Outlet.
Red flatware from Cambridge, white charger Noritake, Blue plate CTS, covered soup bowl World Market.
Napkins from Kohls, napkin ring, CTS.
The red stems and red candleholders are from CTS also.
I would invite my classmate Whitey who was killed while serving with the Marines in Vietnam shortly after we graduated. He had white blond hair, hence the name. He was a gentle giant.
I would also invite my friend Marine Gen. Frank Libutti. We grew up together in Huntington. Frank retired a few years ago after many years of service to our country.
We can never thank them enough for the sacrifices they and their families made for us.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day, fly your flag, and say a prayer for those who have died, those who are injured and the ones who do their job everyday protecting us.
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