The picture above reminded me of another attribute of geese that we can all respect. They are family oriented being loyal to their mate until death and ever watchful of their goslings. The little furry feather fluffs can constantly forage for food while the adult watches protectively over them.
Somehow, for me, this protective quality of the adults and the peacefulness of the grazing little ones connected with Memorial Day. I am thankful for those who fought before my time for a country of freedom and a place in which we can live and work peacefully. I am thankful for the genius minds that created our governing documents and those who lost everything so we could live out their dream. Even today, the protectors are ever watchful of our freedom. Their sacrifice is great and they deserve our tribute. My thanks go out to those who have and continue to serve our country in this brave manner.