I come from a very patriotic family and on a day like today, I am proud to be an American. My father served in the Army during World War II. My only brother is a Vietnam War Veteran. My husband is also a Vietnam War Veteran. My nephew served in the Army during peace time. My oldest daughter is currently serving in the Army, stationed in Baltimore, MD, as a First Lieutenant. Our family has been blessed by this privilege and we are fortunate that they carried out and are carrying out their service safely.
As an avid history buff and social studies teacher, I am aware of the importance of studying history. We study history to learn what happened and why things happened. Hopefully, we can learn from past events and behaviors and avoid getting ourselves and our country in the same situation.
Memorial Day is when we honor are fallen service members who paid the ultimate price while protecting Americans and our freedoms. To their families, I thank you and salute you. Know that your loved are remembered and prayed for.