Dear Peachtree Family,
A local park near where my family used to live in Southern California decorates every year in anticipation of Memorial Day Weekend. A local veteran’s association plants hundreds of American flags along the walking trails. It is impossible to walk along these corridors without a strong sense of gratitude for those who have lived and died in service to our country.
Ordinarily, I love to run in this park, but when the flags proudly wave in the gentle ocean breeze I cannot help but stroll with wonder, because each flag is placed in honor of a particular soldier. Many family members have attached pictures and stories for those who linger long enough to receive.
For example, here is Captain Keith O’Connor who lived ninety nine years from 1918 to 2017! He served in World War II under General George Patton. During the critical Battle of the Bulge he was wounded, but he carried one of his men, a young 18 year old who had lost his life in the combat.
One flag. One story. One sacrifice. One more reminder of gratitude.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
With hope in Christ,