The letters range from personal handwritten messages, to printed letters from politicians, including one from the President. But for Wendy it's the paintings of Michael that mean the most to her. There's a saying that time heals all. But Wendy says it's not that simple and there are still certain things that trigger her heartache again. "There's still things that shouldn't bother you that does. Like the song 'God Bless America.' I can't listen to it without crying."
Wendy says she thinks about Michael everyday. On a day like Memorial Day when 'God Bless America' is sure to be played it's especially difficult. However also somewhat comforting to know others are keeping Michael in their thoughts. "It's two sides. It's the honor of knowing that my little brother is being remembered on that day and then it's another sad day because I know that I'd much rather him be here with us."
For most Memorial Day is spent with family. But for some families like Michael Cable's their Memorial Day isn't whole. Although they cannot make new memories with Michael, they can go in his room, open a letter, read the word of gratitude, and remember why he made the ultimate sacrifice. "We were always worried about in the beginning we didn't want him forgotten. I don't worry about that anymore."
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