Memorial Day

Will:Mom1 The real meaning of Memorial Day hasn’t gotten lost in the 3 day weekend. While many will celebrate a day off with a picnic, a 5k race or a family gathering others will do something quite different. They will skip the red, white and blue food, the decorations and the hoopla for a time of remembrance.

good old days at the lake

Memorial Day for many Americans means taking a moment of silence for a fallen hero or maybe placing a wreath on a grave. It’s also a time for thanking a veteran for his/her service or honoring our military by attending a parade. Yes, raise and wave an American flag and remember your freedom isn’t free.

Thank a marine

Thank a marine and his mom.

Memorial Day was created as an occasion to honor those who have paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom. It is our opportunity to stop and give thanks for the many who have died protecting that freedom. It is also a time to reflect on how our veterans are loved and cared for when they come home. Do all you can to insure they get what they need.

17 thoughts on “Memorial Day

  1. All veterans are on my mind this weekend, especially Tyler and William. We thank them for their service and are ever proud of them!

    • Yes we are. When William was deployed it was interesting to hear people say that they never knew anyone fighting in a war until then and now the whole thing was more meaningful to them

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  5. While I am new to your blog, it appears you are a Marine mom? Personally, I have the utmost regard for our military… and their families.

    • Good morning and thanks for stopping by. I am a Navy mom and a Marine mom (I have adopted a few of my son’s brothers). My son, a US Navy Corpsman started out in Balboa hospital in San Diego then trained in field medicine. He was assigned to Camp Lejeune serving with 1/2 weapons company and then scout sniper platoon.

    • I read about your neighbor,Jack, today Mustang.Koji…I suspect our Veterans spend a lifetime trying to forget such horrors

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