How easy it is to lose sight of why we celebrate Memorial Day each year! Everyone is so busy with jobs and kids and aging parents and health issues, etc., etc., etc. To suddenly get a day off from work, then, is a celebration in and of itself. Still…doesn’t everyone have a father or uncle or brother or sister or grandparent that fought in some far distant place? And, while we may not know the details of that service, aren’t we grateful that they came home alive? What about those who didn’t, though — can we ever be thankful enough for the sacrifices made by those individuals and their families?
The Memorial Day Foundation reminds us to take time on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. local time to observe a moment of silence in remembrance and appreciation for those who have served in our armed forces to protect our freedom. Seems like the least we can do!
Posted by Vicki