This morning when I began checking my email and doing research for my next blog, I was bombarded with ads for the three-day weekend and posts on social media about finding a beach and planting themselves for the next three days.
We are a country of so-called patriots, but do people understand the meaning around this weekend? It’s not about the first weekend of summer, drinking beer, having a barbeque and having an extra day off work. It is to honor all of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in the name of American Freedom.
According to PBS, more than one million Americans have died during all U.S. wars. That is an absolutely staggering number. (LINK)
My family has been fortunate that we never had anyone die during wartime. My father was in Vietnam and came back a completely different person. Of course, I was too young to realize that my dad was different, but as I got older, I realized that my dad was affected by what he saw over there. I thank God that he came back alive.
So many men and women never made it back and that is the reason behind Memorial Day or Decoration Day. All I ask is that you take a moment on Memorial Day and give a prayer or thought to all of those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom. And remember those who are still fighting and giving their lives to protect ours.
CLICK here for the website Honor the Fallen.
Have a great Monday and be safe, please.
Mawow and I wish you,
Peace, Love, & Kitty Snuggles