Memorial Day means so much to all people looking to experience global peace and the return to our homes and hearts of all those in active service.
This holiday commemorates the U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. Beginning with honoring the Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War, expanding with the first World War to include all those who died in any war or military action.
It's a time of remembrance. it's a time to honor those who encourage the ideals that we all share.
peace on earth.
freedom of expression.
love of our neighbors.
Sometimes you can lose sight of their losses and the sacrafice in the rush of living our lives. But. Nothing brings it so heart-renderingly home than a roll call listing the names of those who have lost their lives or been wounded in the war in Iraq. As the names are read. and. continue on endlessly. as the rushing of loss shakes through your entire body. something else happens. the names are not the only thing read off at the roll call of honor. the ages are also called. and those ages go something like this... twenty one year old. twenty two year old. nineteen year old. twenty three year old... and. on and on.
Every soldier has a story. Every soldier knows why they endure the atrocities they need to endure. Every soldier puts their heart on the line to a greater knowing.
Join me (& Gene Simmons & the members of Kiss) in honoring their commitment.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!