Got word from brother/girlfriend Jon, just today, that brother Bill (see this post ) is safe in Iraq. Thank you to those of you who make note of Memorial Day in your posts- for your thoughts, good wishes, and prayers for those serving. There’s a reason I’m just so grateful to have found Bonnie . This would be a great day for you to find her, too, if you haven’t already. I’m adding this picture of Bill and his brothers, including FG, at Arlington in March of this year. Bill was receiving the flag and the message of gratitude from the chaplain for the service of Norman to his country. Norman, their father, died of Alzheimer’s but not before he served first his country and then his family and community. He was one of those from "the Greatest Generation" that Tom Brokaw wrote about: highly decorated with every possible medal. He was most proud, not of the Purple Heart, but of his Combat Infantry medal. I am in awe of people like Norman and my father and Bill and I am saddened that we still have so many lessons to learn about living peacefully on this tiny star.