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Friday, May 27, 2011

In Stillness

The flag flies in stillness on this Friday before Memorial Day. This stillness reminds me of our Gold Star families’ hearts waiting for that one weekend in the year that honors their loved ones. These are the people that Memorial Day is for and about – these families that carry daily the last crystal memory of their loved ones, as clear in their minds as this blue sky. If we choose to forget or ignore these casualties of wars, we have chosen to forget or ignore them, these families; our neighbors. This is our weekend to take part and remember their loved ones.

It is our Gold Star families you see everyday at your local grocery store, the post office, or church. These families are amongst us, like the lone Lady Slipper reaching for sunlight in the woods. Take a moment for these families this weekend. Honor their loss, that empty space that never gets filled. A crystal memory of a last word or moment with their loved ones is as clear in their minds as this blue sky. Reach out and be still with them. This is their weekend.

Images of Flag and Lady Slipper by Ann Bilowz

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