Every Memorial Day weekend, I pull out this story that my Grandma wrote in a letter to me while I was in college. I was taking a story telling class at the time and had written my grandparents asking them to send me family stories. This one is a gem, and serves as a reminder that Memorial Day is more than barbecues, a day off work and the start of summer. May you remember all those, and their families, who have given their lives for the freedoms we have, and pray for those who serve us today across the globe.
What a powerful story to hear from your grandmother! It really puts life into perspective.