|Enjoying a View from a Friend's Gathering.|
|Appreciating New Growth in Our Gardens.|
|Preparing Floats (here, my husband).|
|...in Good Company.|
The core is appreciating and paying respect to our Nation's warriors. This includes friends and strangers, men and women, to whom we owe so much. My husband and I also pay tribute to generations of our fathers and grandfathers who fought in so many wars, from World War II back to the Revolutionary War:
|My Great Grandfather from The Spanish-American War...|
|Some of our Civil War Grandparents (many now buried in at Gettysburg)...|
|Our Grandparents and Great Grandparents buried in Arlington.|
This emotional dichotomy can present a paradox. But what reconciles the brightness of celebration and the gravitas of gratitude and respect may be a deepened commitment to the mission of stewardship.
The three word mission of WWII, as captured on the monument on The Mall, provides a high water mark for a worthwhile ambition for generations to come.