May 25, 2015

Remembering the Fallen on Memorial Day

So often, people forget what today is about. It's become a day where people get a day off work (if they're lucky), have barbecues, enjoy the pool, take advantage of sales, and look at the day as the start of summer. We hear, "Happy Memorial Day," and see lists on Facebook of people thanking veterans they know.

None of that is really what today is about. It's not the start of summer (that's almost a month away on June 21). It's not a day that is happy. It's not a day for all veterans (that's Veteran's Day).

Memorial Day is about those who died in battle serving and fighting for our country. It's a day in their memory. We stop to remember and honor these brave men and women and recognize their sacrifice. It's a day to reflect and make sure those people are never forgotten.

As you enjoy your time with family, watch parades, having yummy food straight from the grill, sending off beautiful fireworks into the night sky, and diving into a crisp, blue pool, or whatever you may be doing, take a few moments to stop. Think about what the day is truly about.

To all those who have died in battle, we thank you and we remember.






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9 comments:

  1. It really is the ultimate sacrifice isn't it?

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  2. Fantastic post and I could not agree with you more. Happy Memorial Day.

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  3. Great message. Thanks to all of those who have served our country.

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  4. Thanks for posting this. A lot of people get the holidays confused. Sharing this post!

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  5. Beautiful post. I am so proud to Honour the fallen. Although I'm in Canada and we have different days, I still think of all on this day!

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  6. ... it is so hard to believe that we are still fighting wars and that soldiers still lose their lives on a battlefield... sad.

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  7. We wanted to go to the only World War I memorial which is in Kansas City today to celebrate. I wish we would have as I think my kids would have benefited from visiting it today.

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  8. Very true! We should never forget what this day is all about and pay respects to the men who fought in the war. Great post!

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  9. While there is nothing wrong with family and friends enjoying a holiday I have to agree that there should be time set aside to think about those who lost their lives in battle.

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