It was a coincidence that our Netflix DVD that arrived on Friday had a military theme. We put “Taking Chance” in our que a long time ago. When it arrived neither my husband and I could not remember who told us about the film or which one of us reserved it. Other than the sticker we had no idea what it was about.
It sat around for three days and tonight we finally watched it. It is the story of returning a fallen solider in Iraq to his family in Wyoming. It was very eye-opening as I had never thought about the process. It was very moving as you saw how much reverence each person in the military took their task of preparing the body to return the Marine home. It was moving in seeing how the many non-military had such respect and paid honor to the soldier for his sacrifice.
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Tonight I will not only think of the service men and women who are serving in harm’s way, the military folks who we have lost, but also the unsung heroes in some basement or morgue that prepare the fallen for return to their final resting place.