Who kept the faith and fought the fight;
The glory theirs, the duty ours.
A CONVERSATION WITH KATIE – TEN MINUTES AGO:
‘So today is the day we honor the United States, right Mama?’
Well, yes, love. But it’s mostly a day to remember and honor our servicemen and women who give up so much to keep us safe and free.
Oh, yeah. So today we honor all the servicemen, but especially Uncle Paul, cause he’s like family.
Yes, baby, that’s right, but not just Uncle Paul. We need to remember ALL of the brave soldiers and their families today. Honey, do you remember me telling you about Rhema and Hope?
Yes! They’re the ones that had that funny fight. Well, not a fight, fight – a good fight. A sister fight. And Rhema said, ‘no!’
Exactly! That’s them. Well, did you know that their Daddy is a soldier too? Just like Uncle Paul? He’s going back to Iraq soon too, baby.
Wow, I didn’t know that. But they’re not family, like Uncle Paul.
Well, sweetie, they mean an awful lot to Mama, and they’re making a great sacrifice for us, just like Uncle Paul and all of their fellow soldiers.
Oh, well then, they mean a lot to me too. Let’s honor them today too.