A look at the Sacramento Vietnam Veterans Memorial for Memorial Day in honor of those who served and sacrificed.
Memorial Day is a weekend filled with BBQ and vacations. It’s the unofficial start to summer. It’s a time for celebrations like the Sacramento Jazz Festival and Jubilee.
However, today is a day to reflect and remember veterans and soldiers who have given and sacrificed. In the United States, troops and soldiers receive support like no other around the world. So many men and women sacrifice all over the world to protect the freedoms we so dearly value in this country.
While the reputation of the United States and its military isn’t always revered and respected around the globe, today was a day to remember and be thankful for those that have given their lives. World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan – troops have served and laid down their lives all over the world.
The history of my family goes way back in this country. Amazingly, my ancestors have spent many generations in South Carolina serving in every war this country has ever seen all the way back to the Revolutionary War. More recently, my grandparents, father, and brother have served with many of those serving in wars. Today, we remember.
Like every other state, California men and women have lost lives serving overseas as well. As we look back on Memorial Day, it’s impossible to remember and thank all those who have served. However, Memorial Day is a day to remember and be thankful.
As we reflect on this day, here’s a look at the Sacramento Vietnam Veterans Memorial. There’s no story on the memorial as the story lives on through the lives of those who are here because of the loved ones that died. Today isn’t a day to celebrate war. It’s a moment to pause and celebrate life.