This picture kills me every time. The night before the burial of her husband’s body, a pregnant Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of ‘Cat,’ and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. “I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it,” she said. “I think that’s what he would have wanted.”
Lt. Cathey coming home. via
No matter how you feel about the war, the troops deserve our support. The troops and their family are what Memorial Day is about. By all means, have a great day and enjoy your day off. But just take a moment to remember what it actually means.
This website has a few more pictures to remind you. Just in case you thought it was National Barbecue Day.