Monday, May 26, 2008
Remember Those Who Have Sacrificed
My home town, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma is the home of one of the many National Cemeteries in the United States. I will admit I take it for granted, having seen it all my life.
Today I drove through it just to see my grandparents grave and was in awe at all the many many soldiers (and their spouses) who are buried there. It is a destination for many families in our area on this special day of rememberance.
A day to remember their loved one who gave their life during or may have died after service.
My grandfather, Pap (Tom) served in World War II and died in 1985. He and my Nan, are buried just in side the gate under a magnificent tree. I can see their grave from the road and sometimes on melancholy days I drive by to see it.
Thank you to all men and women who serve in our military currently and we respectfully remember all those who have gone on before them. You are true heros.
The entrance to our local National Cemetery in Fort Gibson OK. Established in 1893.