At our family Memorial Day, my mom told us about an encounter she had with Arianna earlier in the day. It is a precious reminder of how our lives are twined with generations before and a precious Memorial Day memory. Today, the ‘lil Burghers thank all of the Veterans for their service and remember those whose lives were lost for our country.
“Grammie, what is Memorial Day about?”
My mom explained the holiday to her, in the best way to explain such an important day for our country to a 4-year-old. She let her know that today is a day we honor the memory of those who have lost their lives for the USA.
“Like my Pappy Peterson and Pappy Great-Great?” she asked. While these men did not pass away as service men, they did lose their lives. Arianna has been “talking to” both of them since she was a young baby, and the connection she made today was a precious reminder of the impact they have on our ‘lil girl.
Following our family gathering, we were tucking the kids in bed and Evan asked for another song. Our choice? A rendition of a mash-up of “Proud to Be an American” and “God Bless America”. Tonight, we honor and remember. Thank you.