Saturday, May 24, 2014

More Than A Three Day Weekend

Memorial Day is a special day in our family, because we remember a fallen soldier.  

His name is Jesse Mizener.  He was KIA January 7, 2004.  He was a father, brother, husband, son, friend, and soldier.  He was my husband's soldier.  

Last year, I reached out to his brother.  This year, I've gotten to know his wife.  Together, we make a unique family.  Because even though we've never met in person, we share a common bond.  
We all mourn his loss.

So, there are people that think that Memorial Day is an extra day off, they have a BBQ and enjoy themselves.  Then there are those, that remember the fallen on this day.  
Please, say a prayer for his wife and children who have been without him for 10 years now.  Say a prayer for his family, who mourns him.  Say a prayer for his fellow soldiers, those who left Iraq and those that are still living that day over in their minds. And remember, this is more than a three day weekend!