My grandparents both served in the navy & are buried at Ft. Indiantown Gap, a national cemetery about an hour away from my house. Last weekend my grandfather's brother & his wife were visiting from Wisconsin, so we went to the cemetery. They hadn't been there since the last time they were in Pennsylvania, which was probably 10 years ago, so it was very important for my Uncle Bob to do.
On a regular day, the cemetery is beautiful...as strange as that may sound. Every year they have a big event for Memorial Day, so they were already decorated last weekend. The grounds are covered in American flags, one to represent each soldier buried there. A cemetery is what it is, & there's no way to forget it when you're there, but seeing all the flags is a more emotional reminder of the sacrifice & loss made by all those buried there.
Today I don't have much to say. Just thank you today & everyday to all those brave men & women who served their country, some who are still with us & some who aren't. We owe you our freedom.