A veteran says that on Memorial Day, one of the best ways to honor those who have sacrificed for our country is to be a better parent.
I’ve never required spit-shined shoes or hospital corner bed sheets, but my military service has had a positive influence my kids’ lives.
The reflective surface had been intentional. People looking at the wall would be looking into the past, their memories, or at least, their history books.
I also won’t let my son play with guns, or ride a bike without a helmet or use heroin. There’s just too much risk. I can live with my son missing out on those things, so long as my son is living.
Muhammad’s father and uncle, each a veteran of war, had been killed by the defeated Iraqi regime. Muhammad was our translator. He was important to all of us.