In Downingtown, PA, on Chestnut St, across from the Victory Brewing Company is a beautiful park, built to memorialize two brothers who died during World War II. All you have to do is read the plaque. It’s speaks more than we can say.
The words on the stone grips your attention.
and slowly you notice the details.
I guess James and Dominic had a pet dog. The dog stands guard at this place of honor for his friends that never came back to play.
He holds a basket of flowers in sorrow and tribute.
This is the ultimate sacrifice made by one of many American families so that the rest of us could enjoy our lives in freedom.
We must not waste it.
This park gives us a chance to sit and reflect on these two boys and their mother and father. It gives us a chance to say a prayer of thanks and remembrance. I left a flag next to the stone. This is an appropriate thing to do. Take time to visit a memorial near you, pay your respects, and decorate it with a flag.