Memorial Day 2010
May 31, 2010
“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
-Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here’s to my dad.
He was in the 34th Infantry, “Red Bull Division” during the end of the second world war and the liberation of the concentration camps. I know this only because of the pictures I found after he died. They were kept in an old shirt box along with other items that led me to verify what I had already believed; that what happened to him during his length of service was life changing.
They said he was not the same when he came home. How could he be?
He never talked about the war, but it was with him all the time. And so it goes with the multitudes that have walked in his footsteps.
We’ll hoist the flag again today, in honor of my dad, and those that share his story. He would have expected that.
And we’ll say another prayer for peace. He would have expected that, as well.