Today we honor and remember those who have died while serving our country. I’m also thinking back to our Memorial Day last year when we traveled to Colorado to visit family and friends. On our way up to Evergreen for a night away from the hustle and bustle of the city and suburbs of Denver, we made a mandatory stop at Bergen Park as Bergen (9 months old at the time) wanted to take advantage of the photo opportunity in the park bearing his name.
During our short visit to the park, we actually stumbled upon a small ceremony. We stopped for a while and listened as taps was played on the bugle.
I’m grateful for this experience. We unfortunately tend to the take advantage of the “day-off”, and forget the true meaning of the holiday, and here we were reminded of the importance of taking the time to respect and honor the men and women who have been so brave in the name of our freedom.
What are your Memorial Day traditions?