30 May 2010

Memorial Day

My husband and I have been reflecting on Memorial Day this weekend in our correspondence and conversations. As a family, we truly honor our military and their sacrifices on a regular basis, but our feelings are magnified this Memorial Day with this current deployment.

This Monday most people have the day off from work, stores plaster special "Memorial Day Sales" everywhere you look, and it is an excuse to have summer BBQs...I hope that under all the typical holiday style Americans observe and understand what this day really means.   Freedom is not free, we are incredibly lucky to live in this free country where we have brave men and women willing to defend those freedoms at all cost.  I am so thankful to all our military and to those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.
This Memorial Day fly the American flag in honor of our military, visit memorials, place flowers or flags on the graves of fallen heroes, and take a moment of silence to reflect on their sacrifices. I do hope everyone has a good weekend, enjoy the things you love about this country and remember the true meaning of Memorial Day honoring those who have given all in the name of our country and our freedom.

“I thank God for my life,
For the stars and stripes
May freedom forever fly, let it ring.
Salute the ones who died
The ones that gave their lives
So we don’t have to sacrifice
All the things we love.” ~Zac Brown Band


Anonymous said...

That was a beautiful memorial day comment. I'm so proud of both You and Will. Love Grandma

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