the boys and i went to the Golden Gate cemetery to place flags on all the graves.
it hits me when i hear the patriotic music of the bagpipes coming down from the hill.
and for the next 30 minutes or so, my eyes are wet with tears, the lump in my throat makes my voice crack and i'm overwhelmed by the sacrifice so many have made for our country and the everyday freedoms we take for granted. i'm overwhelmed by the people who show up to pay their respects. it's just awesome.
okay so i'm a sap. i still cant say the pledge of allegiance or sing the national anthem without that lump pushing against my throat.
and it just breaks my heart to see people have disrespect for our heroes. the same people who are exercising the same freedoms these people died for.
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for your memorial day weekend down time, i highly recommend this movie. if you're a sap like me, you'll cry through the whole thing, but it's worth it!