Please take a moment today to remember those in our military who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. And, as today’s world climate grows ever more violent, remember too those who are on the front lines giving all they have, often with their lives. For THEY are the TRUE heroes of our time…
The following is taken from http://www.BLACKFIVE.net
The Washington Post brings us the story of the Dutch who continue to honor the fallen Americans who fought the Nazis.
On Sunday, they came again, bearing Memorial Day bouquets for men and women they never knew, but whose 8,300 headstones the people of the Netherlands have adopted as their own.
For the American relatives of the fallen, it was an outpouring of gratitude almost as stunning as the rows of white marble crosses and Jewish Stars of David at the Netherlands American Cemetery. Each grave has been adopted by a Dutch or, in some cases, Belgian or German family, as well as local schools, companies and military organizations. More than 100 people are on a waiting list to become caretakers.