Thinking today of family members, friends and people I have never met who served our country.

Thinking of my grandmother standing at Uncle Bernie’s grave and answering “Here Sir” as the roll was called.

Seeing my brother, named for the uncle, stand at attention with his Cub Scout troop after placing flags.

Thinking of May, 1965, standing at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, watching the Marines as they paced the Honor Guard, walking through Arlington Cemetery that day.

Stopping at President Kennedy’s grave.. pondering patriotism and the blessings of living in the USA.

It is good to stop, think about where we come from and consider what our future holds