Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Memorial Weekend!

I hope everyone is enjoying this Memorial Day weekend with family and friends. I feel like the 4th of July is really a patriotic celebration but that we should keep this holiday as a true remembrance. I am married to a veteran of the Viet Nam war and I had three brothers who were all career military. It makes me so proud to be able to say that. Think of all the families who have lost a loved one while they served our country. And think of those serving currently around the world. Each man and woman deserves our respect, support and prayers. I love the stories in the media in recent years about people who pay for a soldier's meal when they see them in a restaurant or those folks you see stop and clap as servicemen and women arrive or depart at an airport. And think of all the wonderful organizations that have sprung up at the grass roots level to send cards, goody boxes, etc to our military overseas. Some of us can do these things but not all of us. BUT we can all take one minute each day to silently thank God for those who serve, protect, and defend. It's such a small simple thing to do, but wouldn't you feel good about it if you knew your little prayer was instrumental in saving the life of a soldier? It's something we can all do. Give it a try and make it a habit. You won't regret it!

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