Memorial Day: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

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On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty naiton!

~Thomas W. Parsons

Today, we honor the brave men and women, who gave their lives for us serving in the United States Armed Forces. At Chagrin Falls High School, a small memorial honors graduates who died in service to their country.

Mary Jane Kashkoush is our own Gold Star mother.  Her story “Perchance to Dream” is in Love You More Than You Know. Her beloved son, Sergeant Michael Kashkoush lost his life in Iraq. Michael was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. My daughter, Meme went to school with Michael.

On May 7, 2008, President Bush signed Public Law no-224, naming the Chagrin Falls Post Office in honor of Sergeant Michael Kashkoush.

Mary Jane said, “This process of grieving and reconnecting to life is like trying to tune into a station on a car radio, the dial-in-knob kind, with static coming over the airways. . . My heart aches. . . Home is where the heart is, and my Mike is always with me.”

We remember their sacrifices and pray for Gold Star families on this Memorial Day.

6 thoughts on “Memorial Day: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

    • Thank you, Tina. We remember our fallen heroes for their courage, love, and bravery. Because of these brave men and women, we are able to live our wonderful life.

  1. This, as are all of your writings,… Is beautiful, touching and deeply meaningful.

    Maureen Valenzi


  2. Lovely Memorial Day tribute. I have family that served going back to the Civil War. In recent years WWI, WWII, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. All are deceased. My brother served in Veitnam and made his transition two months ago.

    • Pat, your family has lovingly served our country. Thank you for their service. You and your family make the world a better place.

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