Placed in the ground is a flag for every soul lost in the buildings and flags for fellow Utahn's lost in the war. Each flag had a little to say about each person on a small piece of paper hooked to the flag. It's amazing how much you learn about a person from just a single paragraph, and how much you can feel from that single paragraph.
So take a moment if you would, if you didn't get a chance to see it for yourself, and read about those people. Here are some photo's and pictures I took of some of the bio's:
A picture of the in-laws, silently walking through the fields.
There were flags everywhere. The more there were, the more my heart ached. It was truly a humbling moment. I couldn't help but feel like every one of those people were there with us. There was so much going on around us yet, it was absolutely silent. It was truly amazing.
The flags were especially beautiful to me that day. I couldn't help but feel thankful for the country I was blessed to be born in. How truly great this country is, if we can look passed all the bad and remember what who and what got us to where we are today. We truly are blessed to be here. It is something I will never take for granted.
Someone leaving flowers for a soldier, a soldier who lost their life defending us. I get the chills just thinking about it. That, my friends, is a true patriot. I cannot express how thankful I am for those that have served and are serving so that we have a place to call home.
And last but not least, the most important part of the post. I hope that you are able to feel what I felt as I walked the rows and rows of flags. Take a moment, if you will and learn about these people.
(I couldn't figure out how to rotate some of them, I apologies for that.)
(This is the bio from the flag with the flowers.)
All these people were just like you and me. All had families, all had dreams. Their lives changed in the blink of an eye. These people are my HEROES.
(Veteran, look closely at the image.)
Take a moment of silence, if you can, and say a silent prayer for these people and their families.
All I have left to say is, remember how you treat those around you. You never know what will happen next. Kiss and hug your loved ones often. Say hello, compliment strangers, help those in need. I know that when I go, I want to be happy with how I left. You never know when your life will change, in the blink of an eye.
Thanks for reading,