A Memorial Day Memory

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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.

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