Remember and Honor

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As warm weather approaches, it’s natural to spend this holiday thinking of summer plans and family vacations. Today is considered, by many, to be the unofficial start of summer. However, Memorial Day is so much more than that. It’s the day set aside to celebrate the fallen soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Since the American Revolution, men and women have given their lives for our nation.  While Veteran’s Day celebrates those who serve, Memorial Day is to remember those who did not return and paid the ultimate cost.  Our freedom and our liberty are things that we should never take for granted. So, embrace those you love. Play your favorite music, and express your opinions without fear, and don’t forget to honor those who have served in your own personal way. They served, and they gave so that you can enjoy this day!

Something to Think About
Many of our friends and family members have lost someone close to them who fought for their freedom. Do you know who they are?

Weekly Activity
Reach out to a few friends and family members this week and ask them if they have lost someone that served. Ask who it was and ask them to tell you about that person. What is their favorite memory? Thank them for their sacrifice, which is sometimes the hardest sacrifice of all, because they are still here, left with the memories.

Words of Wisdom
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”  – Elmer Davis

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”  – Bob Dylan

“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” Adlai Stevenson

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” – William J. Clinton

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