MY MOTHER MISSED THE PARADE THAT DAY:
A REFLECTION FROM SOMEONE BORN ON THE REAL MEMORIAL DAY
In his poem “The Young Dead Soldiers,” Archibald MacLeish wrote: “…They say: We have given our lives; they are yours; they will mean what you make them. They say: Whether our lives and deaths were for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say; it is you who must say this…” So, what do we say?
Cynthia Johnson, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who served UU congregations in Texas and Oklahoma, joined UUFDC in 2000 when she and Al moved to Door County. Cynthia is active as an artist and a poet. She enjoys family and friends, nature, travel, and reading and writing.