It always bothers me to see how Memorial Day is perceived in our country.
It’s just another day off from work, another holiday, just a reason to get together and have a cook out. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with gathering together with family and friends to enjoy the holiday. I’m just bothered that many people don’t grasp what it stands for.
Memorial Day is a day that we have set aside to remember the countless military men and women who have lost their lives. The sons and daughters, husbands and wives, dads and moms, sisters and brothers, grandsons and granddaughters, uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces, cousins, friends…men and women who knew what the end result could be but chose to go anyway.
So on this day as we remember those who have truly given it all, I would like to say “thank you.” To those who are left behind, I am grateful for the ultimate sacrifice that your loved one made to provide us with the precious gifts of safety and freedom. We honor and we remember those heroes who are no longer with us.
Memorial Day…it really is much deeper than a holiday.