How many of you have looked forward to this long three day, or four day to many of you, weekend? Long weekends are nice; a time to reconnect with family and friends. Many camp out at lakes, and there are BBQ meals aplenty. Beer and stronger spirits flow and good times are lived. This is all great and wonderful yet I’m writing to those individuals who don’t give thanks to those who have served/are currently serving in our armed forces. Don’t get me wrong as I’m all for family, friends and a great BBQ.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. As such, we ~ as a unit, should give our thanks for those who served, and are serving, in keeping us free from harm. I’m not harping on people to go to cemetery flag services. I’m suggesting that for a moment this weekend, we give thanks and praise for those armed service individuals who have passed away. A simple ‘thank you for protecting us, and keeping us safe’ suffices.