I received an email from my north of the border cousin earlier, letting me know what today is. I went through the whole day thinking... Thursday! The official name for today's day of Holocaust Remembrance is, Yom HaShoah. In a way, this day is no different than most to me. I am blessed with a face to attach to this period in history. While I can see love in my grandfather's eyes, I can also always see loss. His personal identification stamped onto his forearm can be out of sight, but it can never be out of mind.
I'll take a few moments to imagine some other faces, and untold stories and unshared lives. Eyes that left this world without feeling the love that I know my grandfather feels.