Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day in which we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Visiting the graves of some of these brave men and women at Arlington National Cemetery this weekend put my daily battle with lymphedema into perspective.
They paid the price. And so did their families.
This image shows the back side of the headstones where the name of the soldier’s spouse is engraved. I noticed that often, several decades separated the two before they were re-joined in this final resting place.
Indeed, we are beholden to these selfless soldiers and their families to live a virtuous life, spending our precious time on this earth to help our fellow man. To me, that means empowering others who suffer from lymphedema.
I hope this Memorial Day invigorates you, as it has me, to pursue your life mission. Whatever it may be. If not for yourself, than for those who made it possible for you to live in peace.