Monday, May 28, 2007

Don't Forget to Remember

Memorial Day has become a lot of things...the symbolic first day of summer, a day for family gatherings and picnics, a day to catch up on yard work. But please don't forget what this day is really set aside for. Take some time today to think of those who have given their lives in defense of our country, and honor them. Express your gratitude for our freedom in some way today, large or small. Attend a parade and cheer for the soldiers or vets that pass by; visit a cemetery and place flags or flowers on some vets graves; fly a flag outside your own home; observe a moment of silence and a prayer of thankfulness for these brave soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and guardsmen that have gone before us and sacrificed their very lives so that we may live free.

As you enjoy your family, or picnic, or even yard work today, don't forget to remember them and be grateful.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Beautiful picture, Carol! Makes you realize why we set this day aside.