Memorial Day – Gone, but Not Forgotten

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

I would like to thank the men and women who serve and have served in the armed forces.  I would also like to thank their families.  Thank you to all of you for serving our country and for your courage, devotion, and sacrifice.  I pray that all Americans, myself included, never underappreciate the freedom you bought us and continue to defend for us.  We bless you and thank you!

In honor of Memorial Day, I found a quote which I imagine would sum up one of the many difficulties of serving in the armed forces: knowing that some of the people you served with won’t be coming home.

“As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not.” – Lester B. Pearson

Your writing challenge for the next two weeks is to write a journal entry, a scene, or a short story for one of the following protagonists:

  1. a soldier coming home
  2. a parent, sibling, or the best friend of a soldier who died in the line of duty (I recommend writing the piece for the day the protagonist finds out that the soldier died or for the anniversary of the soldier’s death.)

Happy writing!