Rep. Dan Crenshaw has much to distinguish him and set him apart from the pack in Congress, from his eyepatch to his SNL moment to the fact that he's a former Navy SEAL.
Another thing that sets him apart is his ability to connect personally with the things that people care about, and more importantly, with the topics he discusses.
There are many platitudes or perfunctory messages shared by politicians via social media on Memorial Day, but as in so many other ways, Crenshaw set himself apart with his own Twitter thread recounting the stories of fallen heroes who were a part of his own life and his own career of service. It is compelling, sad, brave, proud.. it is a memorial.
I encourage you to read the whole thing. Here are the first few tweets.
If you are reading more than one thing, there are some other notable Twitter threads this Memorial Day.
NBC's Ryan Williams shared the amazing story of his great-great-grandfather, who lies in rest at Arlington. Here's a tweet from that thread.
This thread honors the military dogs who have been lost in battle. The bond they have with our military members cannot be overstated.
Here, Navy veteran Tom Sauer shares stories of those among the honored dead at Arlington.
There are many more tributes on social media today worth reading. It is one of those rare moments when the medium and message are benevolently matched in purpose.
If you want to share your own stories with other Blaze readers, do not hesitate to do so in the comments on this article at Facebook. Or use the hashtag #MemorialDay on Twitter. I know I'll be reading them.