Take time to wish a veteran a Happy Memorial Day today!
Memorial Day has come to mean the beginning of summer, a time for picnics and barbecues, and a holiday to gather around the family.
The happiness and freedom we celebrate is a product of the real cause for the holiday…the sacrifice made by men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties all Americans hold dear.
Memorial Day is a time to remember that the American way of life is not cheap but rather has been purchased by the lives and blood of so many who have sacrificed for us to live free and happily.
Remember those who served before.
Remember those who are no more.
Remember those who serve today.
Remember them as we eat and play.
Remember our protectors,
who are not home today.
Remember them all on Memorial Day.
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Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” — John F. Kennedy
While strolling around my yard, (surveying just how much weeding I need to do) I am reminding myself of just how much I take for granted in my life. Actually, we all get caught up in our busy lives, taking things and people for granted. I think about the many veterans that I have known in my life and that I owe them a big THANK YOU! I work (or have worked in the past) with veterans and I never tell them how much I appreciate their service in the armed forces.
Bailey, Toby, Abby, and I wish to sincerely thank all of the veterans for their service and devotion on behalf of our amazing country!