Memorial Day- More Than Just a BBQ

Memorial Day
I enjoy Memorial Day just as much as anyone else does, but by the looks of my Facebook feed and Instagram updates, people tend to forget why this day even exists.
Many men, women, even service animals have died for the sake of protecting their homeland and the people they love. To some, they may wonder what needs to be protected, there aren’t any apparent threats. But remember that success and freedom takes measures to prevent the deterioration of these things. We look to the future and live for it knowing that tomorrow is a better day. Those who died did so because they were hopeful for tomorrow. On this day, we honor them and their sacrifices.
Holidays like this one are the only days when it is acceptable to live in the past and present. Remembering the people that fought for freedom and a place to call home is our way to thank them.
So have your BBQs, set off your fireworks, and hug the friends and family you get to share it all with. However, tell your kids, your Facebook friends, and everyone else that you celebrate not because of the burgers on the grill, but because of the people that never got to come home and share it with you.
Thank you to all who paid the ultimate sacrifice and Happy Memorial Day to the rest of us.Β 
~Liz
Do you have anyone to thank? Comment below in their memory!
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0 Responses to Memorial Day- More Than Just a BBQ

  1. susie40s says:

    I’d like to thank my dad who served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. It was a very dangerous job as there were lots of German U-boats trying to sink merchant vessels so supplies couldn’t get through to our troops. One of my dad’s ships was torpedoed and they were told to abandon ship. Fortunately, the ship didn’t sink and the men were able to return on board later. The ship was towed to a port for repairs. My dad was a very brave man who wasn’t afraid of much, but he was also a real sweet man. Thanks, Dad, for your bravery and love!

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