What are we remembering on Memorial Day?
Today we celebrate and remember those who have died to defend our nation’s freedom. A few years ago, I took a photographic trip back to learn more of the story of a man, my grandfather, who did not die defending our country’s freedom, but came awfully close. I discovered that I have a tendency to want to nostalgize stories that, while romantic at times, left legacies of sorrow for many. And I discovered an even greater appreciation for the sacrifices soldiers and their families have made, believing our freedom is something to be protected with their lives.… Read the rest