Memorial Day 2008

May 26, 2008 | Categrory: celebrations, military families

Devon Edick\'s dad sakutes the flag

Sitting on hard bleaches, overcast skies making everything look soft. The contrast of gray sky broken by our red white and blue fluttering half mast. I watch the young fresh faces of soldiers and airmen placing wreaths on white crosses depicting the wars the United States sent men into battle for. Tall and straight,they are a symbol of honor, and tears come, knowing that those who gave all to buy our freedom, were as these are now. There is something glorious in Gods creation of man. These are real men, ready to defend all that we hold dear, and all we take for granted. As songs and poems, a gun salute and taps, conclude this yearly program, I am thankful to be an American citizen. I am thankful to be a military family. My fathers grave sits white in the green grass…Lt.Col. Edward Miccio. I lay a dog tag that goes with our book We Serve Too, A Child’s Deployment Book, at the base of the stone, I think he would have liked it’s sentiment.“I will be strong and courageous.” Thank you to my son Justin, an army Sargent, and to all those out there who really are strong and courageous, Thank you for your protection, your dedication, your persistent sacrifices on our behalf. Thank you to all our veterans in every part of the world, serving now, or having served , and to all the families that have loved them.

One Response to “Memorial Day 2008”

  1. Linda Fuller

    This is an article about your book my husband found, Kathy. I am so pleased and proud to be a part of your effort to support military families. Thanks for all you do and for your family’s service.