Unexpected Honor on D Day
June 13, 2019
As the group worked and the thoughts wondered to all those service members who fought under our glorious flag, that these ladies know personally, a realization came to light that stopped their hearts in just a moment of wow! “It’s D Day!” exclaimed on of the ladies. All fell silent and the magnitude of the price of freedom became incredibly real!
A dilemma we sadly face too often at our Bonfires explained by Purple Heart Chet Brown, “Losing 7 guys on one day, I was worried about only having 3 pieces of Flag. Inside they all know how I felt. It was the first time I said their names “out loud” in 16 years.” Although each participant receives only three stripes to retire, they are welcome to take as much time as they need to name their friends, tell their stories, shed the tears and hug it out with others. These stripes are more than just pieces of flags, they are pieces of our nations soul.