Monday, May 25, 2009
A Tribute on Memorial Day!
Today, I celebrate the "Red, White & Blue" and the Veterans that have gone before us.
I am so grateful for all of those Veterans that have served this Country and are no longer with us. Those who chose to serve have made it safe for us to celebrate such days.
I hate fighting of any kind.... I am a pacifist at heart, but I understand that somethings are bigger than that..... and those that served, in any capacity, help to preserve our freedom.
We usually head to Boulder, for the "Bolder Boulder"..... a foot race that celebrates Memorial Day in a beautiful way. There is always a 'fly over' by the Buckley Air National Guard.... and if conditions are good, there are "parachuters" that drop into University of Colorado stadium, representing each branch of the Armed Forces. Individual Veterans are honored each year, and the crowds have flags waving as runners come into the field. This year, there were 55 THOUSAND people who ran the race - and it is always a challenge that has meaning for everyone. For the past two years, we have not been able to participate (our bodies are not what they used to be....), but we are there in spirit, celebrating Memorial Day.