Today is both a day of remembrance and recovery. Memorial Day honors soldiers who have fought and died for us to have freedom. I believe it is a day to honor those actively fighting as well.
Also today, across the country people and communities are fighting to recover from the scourge of nature’s fury. The most recent events include tornadoes across the Midwest (including the one that swept Joplin, Mo., the deadliest in 60 years), and floods in Montana. Others are still recovering from tornadoes earlier in the season, and flooding in the South. Many lives have been lost in these natural disasters. Today we honor those no longer with us, and think of those who continue to fight and recover. The word that connects both of these groups is courage.
In the midst of all the sad news, the good news for today is that while so many have lost so much, they have not lost courage.
I leave you with this quote:
“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow”
Mary Anne Radmacher