I always find it hard to say Happy Memorial Day. A day to honor those who gave their lives. A day to remember their names. A day to be thankful for the brave men and women who fought for our freedoms.
I am happy for a 3 day weekend, for family gatherings, a day off from school, a day off from work. Cooking outside, beach day, having fun with friends and family.
I would ask you all, for just a moment to think, remember, honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Remember what Memorial Day really is.
Enjoy this 3 day weekend. Enjoy the time off and fun with family and friends. Take 60 seconds to remember why.
Thanks for the reminder, Tammy.
The B'hai Center on St Thomas is inviting all those who have lost someone (not just a veteran) to a remembrance/memorial service on Monday at 10.
I'm pretty sure there will be other remembrance services throughout the territory, but none of my friends reminded me of them recently. This friend did.
Good thoughts Tammy, thanks for the post. Regardless of what one thinks of our country's agendas and decisions, those that serve and continue to serve, do so at risk to their lives and from a love for our country. It is good to remember this.
It is a good reminder of the reason for this holiday.
To honor all the men and women who gave their lives to protect our freedom.
Great thoughts everyone. Let's remember their families, too.
Thanks as well from these parents of a sailor. Our son is currently onboard the USS Harry S Truman (CVN75) in the Arabian/Persian Gulf now in the 7th month of what has become a minimum of an 8 month deployment. They are actively engaged in the fight against ISIS as a part of Operation Inherent Resolve. In addition, my wife's father was a B-17 pilot in WWII who was shot down over Germany and spent time as a German POW. I hope everyone will take time to remember and give thanks for those who gave their lives to protect our freedoms.