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Here's To Harry.

Memorial Day 2020 | For Real.

Five years ago we lost my Grandfather, Ralph Miller. He was a WWII Veteran, he served in 'The Big One,' he would tell us. He was 98 and a half when he passed, a Veteran of the U.S. Army, and was strong and lively to the very end. Three months ago we lost my Father, R. Alan Miller. He served in the United States Marine Corps reserves for seven years, a part of his life which he remained proud of his entire life. I am blessed enough to be the daughter, niece, granddaughter, and daughter-in-law of those who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy.

Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Armed Forces Day, and in our home, the USMC Birthday are all important moments of pause and appreciation in our normally over-scheduled and oft too busy lives. We honor those that serve, those that served, and those that gave their lives serving us citizens of the United States of America. The lack of normalcy due to the effects of Covid-19 have removed the tradition of honoring our fallen soldiers by way of the ever present Memorial Day Parade.