Memorial Day – Not Just for BBQs

Memorial Day – Not Just for BBQs

SoldiersMemorial Day is often referred to as the unofficial first day of summer. Like anyone else, I love backyard barbeques, swimming with the family, and camping trips on Memorial Day weekend. However, as a military family, we also take time to remember what Memorial Day is really about. It is not about summer, it is about remembering those who have fallen in service to our country. It is about remembering those brave men and women who gave all. It is about people like my husband’s friend and battle buddy Joshua Holden who made it back from Iraq, but died due to illnesses connected to his service. It is about people like Lori Piestewa, the first female Native American soldier to die in action. It is about remembering the people who gave up everything for others.

Will you remember this Memorial Day? Especially in this time of war, will you take some time this Memorial Day and honor those who will never get to attend another backyard barbeque on a Memorial Day weekend? Will you say a prayer for the loved ones they left behind? I pray that we all do.

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Only the dead have seen the end of war.  – Plato

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  1. Auntie Pam says

    I always say my prayers for the soldiers of our nation because I will never forget what they have sacrificed for us and our families. Thanks for reminding us how important it is not to forget.

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