Memorial Day is a time for remembrance for the men and women who have died in our nation’s service. Those who selflessly agreed to serve and protect our nation and gave their all for each and every one of us to be able to enjoy our personal freedom. While there will always be much debate about the reasons and causes for the battles our soldiers have been called to serve in, there should never be any debate that it is our duty to be grateful for their courage and willingness to serve and protect. I invite you this weekend to keep this feeling of gratitude at the center of your activities, as you go to the parks, beaches and the homes of family and friends; as you fill your belly with hamburgers and hot dogs and fill your heart with love and laughter, that you be ever mindful that these freedoms you enjoy have been protected and guarded by men and women who sacrificed their own picnics so that you may enjoy yours.
In December of 2000 the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed which asks that at 3 pm on Memorial Day for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps’.”
I invite you to join me on Monday at 3 pm in this Moment of remembrance. I will at that time post ‘Taps’ on our Facebook page – let us join together and honor all those who have fallen in service to us. Leave a comment, share your gratitude and send love to the families and friends that our fallen soldiers left behind.
These men and women fought hard for your freedom, honor them and their memory by making the most of it. Move beyond your own fears and challenges and take the opportunity now to “Be all that you can be.” Go for your dreams, live your fullest potential and encourage others to do the same.
Here’s the link to meet online on Monday, May 28th at 3:00 pm >>> WPN Facebook Page