Separating the Honor from the Pain
It’s Memorial Day, 2010 and I have been struggling for a week with how I am going to spend my day. What I want to do is go to Camp Nelson to attend the Memorial Day Program. Every year I go to a ceremony somewhere to honor those who have served and sacrificed on my behalf.
So what’s the problem you ask. With Memorial Day being synonymous with the “Unofficial Start of Summer” most people are celebrating the long weekend with family outings, camping trips, beach vacations, and more. Every retailer out there is having a Memorial Day Sale, but I’m not trying to decide between the Mattress Close Out Sale and purchasing a a new car during the Ford “Swap Your Ride” promotion going on this weekend. I’m not even trying to decide between attending the barbecue down the street and going to the pool now that it’s open.
I’m trying to decide between going to Camp Nelson to honor our military, veterans, and fallen heroes, and staying home with my head buried under my blankets. You see, it just might hurt too much to go anywhere this year.