I enjoy Memorial Day just as much as anyone else does, but by the looks of my Facebook feed and Instagram updates, people tend to forget why this day even exists.
Many men, women, even service animals have died for the sake of protecting their homeland and the people they love. To some, they may wonder what needs to be protected, there aren’t any apparent threats. But remember that success and freedom takes measures to prevent the deterioration of these things. We look to the future and live for it knowing that tomorrow is a better day. Those who died did so because they were hopeful for tomorrow. On this day, we honor them and their sacrifices.
Holidays like this one are the only days when it is acceptable to live in the past and present. Remembering the people that fought for freedom and a place to call home is our way to thank them.
So have your BBQs, set off your fireworks, and hug the friends and family you get to share it all with. However, tell your kids, your Facebook friends, and everyone else that you celebrate not because of the burgers on the grill, but because of the people that never got to come home and share it with you.
Thank you to all who paid the ultimate sacrifice and Happy Memorial Day to the rest of us.
Do you have anyone to thank? Comment below in their memory!