Memorial Day

Honoring those who gave their lives during the wars, all the wars.

Too many wars.

The red poppies symbolizing blood spilled.

Blood.

Used to be Decoration Day – a day to put flowers on the graves of the Civil War dead, both Blue and Gray.

Flowers.

It is in May because that’s when the flowers are available.

Not a day for political rhetoric.

Politics create the wars, we the people fight in them.

Let’s remember the people who gave their lives today.

Decorate their graves, and pray for peace.