Monday, May 28, 2012

Red, White & Blue in D.C. Memorial Day Weekend.

"Without Memorial Day there wouldn't be any other holidays."

National Memorial Day Concert at the Capitol

Spent a good portion of Memorial Day with the other interns watching Fox News.  Unfortunately, the Memorial Day Concert was ended because there was a severe thunderstorm. It was moving to hear the story of a gold star wife and how her husband paid the ultimate price for our country.

Memorial Day Outfit w/ Katie.
Blue v-neck: PacSun
Patriotic Plaid: H & M
Pin-striped shorts: PacSun
Calculator watch: Target
(You know you want to look like me ;)

Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial Day 2012.

Walking around the Arlington National Cemetery today was humbling.  To see the expanse of tombs, and read individually a few tombstones is a sober reminder of what each soldier gave - the ultimate sacrifice. Each represents a soldier who was a son or daughter, brother or sister, mother or father. When I put myself in their shoes, I am overwhelmed with how little I am. What am I living for? These people gave their lives for freedom, so that we can live peacefully in this country.  They are true heroes.  They truly inspire me. What am I doing to make sure that their sacrifice was not done in vain? I left the Cemetery feeling inspired and challenged, overwhelmingly blessed. God has blessed our beautiful country in so many ways, and the best I can do for my country is to put my life in His hands.  To serve my country, I must serve my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with everything I have.

Harmony (a former intern and current Grassrootser at LI) visited us at the Sacher House.

May God bless our brave men and women in uniform.

The all-American girl, Carrie Underwood summed it up perfectly on twitter, "Today is one of 365 days to honor and remember them."

Now we're in the living room watching Military Reunions/Homecomings on the National Geographic Channel.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool Caleb. Something you will always remember and never forget. DC is very humbling, historic and powerful all at the same time. Enjoy it while you can. It's a wonderful reminder of where we came from the price it takes to get there.