Remember that Memorial Day is for soldiers who gave their lives. If they could speak, they would tell us they are at peace, which after all is why they served – to preserve or restore peace.
In that purpose, every deceased soldier has succeeded. That’s why no soldier ever died in vain, or ever will. They would tell us they don’t feel like heroes. They would ask us to care for their loved ones – those they left behind; comrades in arms, family, especially spouses – to help them find peace here among us until they find it again together.