BBQing is ok.
We should remain quiet and respectful.
Nothing yet from my local VA and I am on their mailing list. But then again, my local VA is Phoenix. From what I read it remains cluster****.Have you received a card from the VA or a Nearby Mental Health Clinic yet?
One of the Commanders spoke of it today and wasn't too pleased with the confusion coming from th VA.
I'm surmising it was about PTSD and will look into it.
Sounds like out-reach clinics the VA may use at local Hospitals with excellent Mental Health Clinics .
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Yes, we should solemnly remember but also celebrate what those lives meant. Same with civilian funerals. I love hearing about people having a great time at a funeral!
My Aunt and Uncle when I was growing up, had one of the larger houses and wakes were held there due to small community and many not able to afford a funeral home.
Where tea was on the stove and food was plentiful. People grieved and laughed and most importantly remembered the deceased and the community was brought closer by this.