Today is Memorial Day. Last week I mentioned that freedom isn't free. We are privileged to have a memorable holiday; let us remember the fallen on this fine day. Let us remember not only the ones who gave it all but their families and friends who also suffer the pain of their lost loved ones.
I remember Robert Borton and A.J. Darling. Both were with me. Robert was out on a listening post and never returned. He is listed as missing in action and possibly a Prisoner of War. His remains have not been found. A.J. took my place during an operation and didn't make it back.
I swore I would contact their families when I came home. I was so busy trying to fit back into civilization and made every excuse not to contact them. I feared it would have been more difficult for them and me. Now I see what a gift I had to share about their sons with each family. This is not something I am proud of.
Many years ago, I found their names on the internet. I saw their anguish was awful. So much needed to be known about their losses. There were too many unanswered questions for them. (My Blind Spot) It is not easy to admit my neglect.
I will pay tribute to them today. Robert, A.J., and their families. What a tragedy.
Mr. and Mrs. Borton, Mr. and Mrs. Darling, please accept my apologies for being ill-equipped to do the right thing. I know you are in heaven with Robert and A.J.
I will not forget you.
This is a day of picnics, BBQs, the beginning of summer, and many other opportunities for fun and relaxation.
As we enjoy the day, let us all be aware that freedom isn't free.
Watch for the blind spots.
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