This past Saturday, volunteers with Wreaths Across America performed their annual task of placing wreaths on veterans’ graves across the country. This solemn act is a very touching and poignant gesture, honoring the brave men and women who have served this great nation in the military.
Sunday, I visited Fort Logan National Cemetery, as I do a few times a year, to pay my respects to my dad and the thousands of others who are buried on this hallowed ground. My Christmastime visits are always the most special, no doubt due to the holiday season but also due to the wreaths that have been thoughtfully placed by the headstones of our nation’s heroes.
The green of the wreaths and red of the ribbons provide a bright, colorful compliment to the gray marble, engraved with the names of those who had taken an oath in service to the country. On this morning, the quiet scene was accented by gorgeous wave clouds, colored in pastels by the rising sun, and a setting full moon to the west.
Someday I will join my shipmates here, making it my final resting place, and I will be honored to do so. Please take time this holiday season to remember those souls that have moved on, having given so much of themselves for this country.
Miss you, Pa! :'(