I just love it when I “catch” employees doing their work with love.
Two years ago, I witnessed a park ranger standing in 95 degree heat and humidity. All day long she moved her ladder to the spot where a friend or relative could see the name of their loved one inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
I watched for a while. Each time, the ranger gently created a rubbing of the name of a fallen loved one and handed the paper to the recipient with a caring tenderness. She understood that her job had meaning. It wasn’t just a job to her.
This year on Memorial Day I am not able to make my regular visit to the monuments with my friends and colleagues, but I will still take a few moments to thank a veteran. How about you? How will you honor those who have served?