Photo: Grounds Maintenance, Jacksonville National Cemetery
One such headstone, at Arlington National Cemetery, marks the grave of Susan Shulman’s father. The Boca Raton, Florida woman recently sent me a brief note in which she wrote that she plans to observe this Memorial Day at Arlington with her children, knowing that her father’s “service and sacrifice” is being honored with dignity in “our nation’s most hallowed ground.”
All across the nation this Memorial Day, millions of Americans will be paying tribute to 1.3 million fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends who we’ve lost in wars and battles since our country was founded nearly 236 years ago.
I hope you take some time Monday to remember, and to thank those who have given their all.