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Letter: Honor the memories of deceased loved ones

Honor the memories of deceased loved ones

In this holiday season, we are reminded of our loved ones, past and present. Our reality of what the holidays have been changes as time moves forward. New members of our family grow, and the memories of loved ones we’ve lost grow stronger with their celebration or fade from our memory with age. It is our responsibility to strengthen those memories by sharing their stories and celebrating their accomplishments.

For me, I turn to my grandparents. My reflection may come in the form of being taken to see Santa, or riding the train, or being given an Easter basket. Those no longer with us shaped who we are today. We should not forget that. During this holiday season, we need to remember the obligation we have to our deceased loved ones and honor their memory.

Sean Martin