By Lupita Peimbert
(US Holidays) A widow who shared a memory of the moment she was told her husband had died, a master of ceremonies whose sons are active in the military, political leaders who spoke fondly of veterans, the daughters of a highly honored veteran who lost an eye, an arm and a leg for our country, and dozens of veterans themselves and their families gathered in Cypress Park, Los Angeles, California.
Simple yet well organized, this was one of the most beautiful Memorial Days ceremonies in the country, and it happened in Los Angeles, a city and county that has given 100,000+ soldiers to the US armed forces.
Here is a snapshot of the event that took place on Saturday, May 28, 2016:
May your heart be full of love for others and for yourself, in company or alone. May we share with others some of what we have and all of who we are. May we remember we are all passers by in this life, never truly better or worst than others, and the day we leave mother earth we’ll go alone and with nothing on. Christmas is a time to remember we are all one, we are all the same, and our capacity to love is a matter of choice, because love is always inside and up in the air. Merry Christmas!
I am grateful for what I am and have.
My thanksgiving is perpetual.
-Henry David Thoreau