By Ralphine Major

It is always a solemn sight, the grave of a fallen soldier. Across our country, national cemeteries are dotted with thousands of markers often decorated with flags for Memorial Day. They designate the final resting place of America’s finest who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. Memorial Day calls to mind the heart-wrenching image—seen all too often—of a young child holding a folded flag that once draped the coffin of a parent lost in war. It is a reminder that the families left behind pay a price also. May we always remember the price our American heroes have paid for our freedom! To the active military and veterans, “thank you for your service.” To the military families who have lost a mother, father, son, or daughter in service, America owes a huge debt of gratitude to you as well.

With the first unofficial holiday of summer barely behind us, the summer season is surely on its way! Have a fun summer, make lots of memories, and above all—be safe!

Come and see us on Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m. -2 p.m., book signing, Food City at the corner of Millertown Pike and Loves Creek Road, Knoxville, Tennessee.