Monday, May 31, 2010
Must Have Monday - A Symbol of Remembrance
Memorial Day is a time to remember those who are serving our country and those who have served our country. We remember the heroes, the fallen, the sons and daughters, the husbands and wives. It is a time that we take to both mourn and celebrate.
On Memorial Day it is often difficult to think about those who we have loved and lost, while celebrating their dedication and heroism.
Today as I remember I think in images. I see the faces of my husband, my father, my brother, my uncles, my grandfather, my in-laws, my friends. I see the many faces who have served this country. And with a sorrow heart I see the faces of the friends that we have lost in the last year.
I went on a hunt today, searching Etsy's variety of shops - looking for the perfect symbol of remembrance. And the pinwheels of Rule 42 really stood out to me. Their American colors speak to that pride we have when we remember. In the wind a pinwheel spins wildly, enjoying the rush of life. When the wind has calmed the stillness of the pinwheels reflects that which comes with the loss of life. It is the perfect symbol of remembrance.
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