Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Never forget

My trek begins tomorrow.
My flight takes off at 9:40am.
By sunset I will be in Crystal City, Virginia.
Bright and early this Saturday morning, December 13, 2014,
I will be in a crowd of thousands who will have come to Arlington National Cemetery
to honor our nation's fallen heroes.

Wreaths Across America makes it possible.
We will be there as volunteers to lay a wreath at every single grave.
We'll greet the convoy of semi-trucks bringing the wreaths from Maine.
We'll stand in line to get our wreaths.
We'll stay all day.
I may not be lucky enough to get a wreath. That's okay.
There may be more volunteers than wreaths.
How awesome would that be?
I'm taking extra Kleenex with me.
Arlington always makes me cry.
Oh, heck, I need one now.
I love my country.

1 comment:

stanalei said...

Travel Safe, Irish. I hope you get to lay a wreath!