california, Family, Opinion, Uncategorized, writing

Memorial Day 2022: Home of the Brave

Every year, hundreds of volunteers walk the grounds of the Riverside National cemetery as part of the 'Flag for Every Hero' event in honor of Memorial Day. Since 2012, volunteers fan out and place a mini American flag at the graves of every service member buried there. This year, this act in honor our military's… Continue reading Memorial Day 2022: Home of the Brave

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Memorial Day 2020

As a kid, I remember going to a few Memorial Day ceremonies with my dad, who was himself a Vietnam veteran, and had served in the United States Army for over 20 years, both as a reservist and on active duty. The ceremonies had great meaning to me, for though I personally haven't lost any… Continue reading Memorial Day 2020