As you may know, May 8 is the day that is recognized as "Time to Remember Lost Lives of World War Two." This day encourages the remembrance of the men and women who served our country and suffered to protect our great land.
Spring is a busy season — especially the month of May. In the shadow of other celebrations, we may forget this important day. But, as a citizen who has a great devotion to our country, I realize that the privileges and opportunities I enjoy did not come without sacrifice.
Our countrymen have suffered as POWs in Europe, the Pacific, North Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Kosovo and most recently, Iraq. They often endured isolation, physical and psychological torture, hunger and fear. Yet they were resolute in their devotion to duty and our country.
I hope that your readers will pause and remember May 8 as a day to recall the many sacrifices our troops have made, and continue to make, on our behalf. We, at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home, wish to thank those brave individuals who have served our country so heroically.
Family Service Counselor
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home