A collection of Memorial Day recipes to help you celebrate the US military servicemen and women in style!
Memorial Day! Just last night I was thinking about this holiday. It usually falls around my daughter and my dad’s birthday, and so we get a long weekend, and get to celebrate them a little longer, while also celebrating the amazing service men and women who served in the US military.
My Grandfather, who passed in 2002, is one of the people I honor during this holiday.
Life has been so chaotic and hectic for me the last few years, I haven’t taken much time to reflect on my relationship with him.
Last night I happened to see a beautiful photo of him. He was smiling, his eyes crinkled and twinkling, and I felt this huge flood of emotions. I immediately started crying. I had not even realized how much I miss this amazing man.
He not only served his country, but his family, and his community.
I had the great privilege of helping to compile his life story with my grandma after he passed away. We went through hundreds of photos, his journals, letters that he wrote, and were written to him, and the underlying theme of his life was service and kindness.
I can say with complete certainly that there is literally NOT ONE PERSON with something bad to say about him. I love my grandpa dearly, and wish I had more time with him.
I will be thinking of him while I eat amazing food on Memorial Day! Who will you be thinking of?
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