Thornton Veterans Memorial, Colorado . This local veterans memorial is one that is particularly special to me as I was chairman of the group that worked for years to fund and build it.
In the foreground you see the winged angel, ‘Grace’, releasing a dove carrying dog tags aloft. In the background you see the flag poles and in between them is a 9′ 11″ high five-sided obelisk. On it are inscribed core values of United States military service: Honor, Integrity, Sacrifice, Duty, Courage.
I went to Fort Logan National Cemetery this morning to see my dad as well as thousands of others of our nation’s heroes. Memorial Day is, in my opinion, one of the most important holidays in the United States.
So many have served and sacrificed for this great nation. My dad, my uncles, my nieces and nephews and I have all proudly worn our nation’s uniforms.
We all have come home. So many do not. It is for these men and women, those who gave that ‘last full measure of devotion’ that Memorial Day is for.