Reflections on Memorial Day

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It’s Memorial Day, but there’s nothing happy about this day.

Of course, we love to have our red, white, and blue-themed cookouts or trips to the beach, just like the rest of the country, but the fact of the matter is that after almost 20 years of being married to a career Army guy, we also have far too many friends who live Memorial Day every. single. day. of their lives.



{Leslie and her precious girls; 2005}


I can’t improve on this blog post, written by Kryste Buoniconti.  We knew each other briefly, in the same Sunday couples’ school class during our second tour at Ft. Bragg.  Her husband was killed not long after we both moved on to the next assignment, and I encourage you to read her post.  It’s a beautiful piece and it honors not only Frank, but the others who have sacrificed everything so that we can live in freedom.  {Again, the link is here}

God bless our fallen–may we honor their memory by caring for their families, and may we never forget!


Final New Christy headshot 2015

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  1. Christy,
    Thank you for sharing so openly and for the link to Kryste’s post. It is sad that this day too has turned into something so commercial.
    God Bless you, your husband who so faithfully serves and all military families!

  2. Thanks – so important to remember and observe the true meaning of this day.

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