Friday, May 24, 2013

Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day.

The day to remember those who have given their lives in the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

Many people have forgotten what this weekend represents. What Monday is actually for and that is very sad.  People look at it as a 3-day weekend, time for the boat, the lake, lots of picnics and travel.  And although 3-day weekends are nice, that is not what this coming Monday is about.

Monday is Memorial Day. A day this country had set aside to remember those who have given their lives to keep the rest of us free.  A day to reflect. A day to honor those who died for our freedom.

This day is not to honor our veterans.  That time comes in November on Veterans Day.  This day is set aside separately to honor those Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen (and National Guard Members) who have died defending our freedoms. Those who died defending our country.

So please don't say "Happy Memorial Day".  There is nothing "Happy" about it.  Say "Thank You".  Go to your local cemetary and walk the graves and quietly say thank you to those who have gone before us.  Bow your head and say a prayer for the families who have been left behind.  Reflect.  Reflect on the gift these brave men and women have given to us....FREEDOM.  And don't forget what that FREEDOM is and what it cost.  Defend the FREEDOM. 

The Seal of Honor Facebook Page says it best:
The boots may be empty, but the hearts of those you left behind are full of fond memories. Rest in peace, valiant warriors, for none desires peace so much as one who has known the horrors of battle.
Click below to watch a very moving video: 
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