Contrary to what many think, today isn’t about hitting special sales at your favorite stores, having cookouts, or getting an extra day off from school or work.
Today is about remembering the men and women who have served or are serving our country and especially those who died in the course of protecting us and our freedom.
It’s ok to partake in a sale, a cookout, and to enjoy that extra day off, but I’d challenge you to, at some point during that merry making, take just a moment to stop and think about our acting military, our veterans, and all the fallen heroes, both sung and unsung. Stop and take a moment to appreciate what these people have done, the sacrifices some have made, and what those on active duty are still doing today while you‘re having fun at that sale or at that cookout. After all, those sales, those cookouts, and those days off probably wouldn’t be happening without them.
Thank you to all the men and women who have served, are serving, or have made the ultimate sacrifice in order to ensure that we, and our country remains free.
Until next time…