Saturday, May 28, 2016

Memory Day Weekend - What it Means

It's not a day off from work.
It's looking at history, and what has withstood time and conflict.
It's not meeting friends for a meal and fun.
It's not ice cream and a barbecue.
It's not sitting in  your lounge chair.
It's raising your flag, remembering what is important as you look hard at everything.

It's stopping to be grateful for the men and women who paid for your joys and your freedoms with their lives.
It's remembering brave sacrifices.
It's putting your pride in your country out  for all to see, not on this weekend, but every day of the year.
It's  remembering duty and courage and the willingness to defend. 
It's honoring the memory of all of those brave men and women who gave their life int he service of this country, so you could live, here today, in the safe place they made for us. 


  1. I had toe xplain that the Day was one of Rememberance of those who died for their country , not all veterans....too many times.

  2. Upon reading this I have decided to adopt a new resolution. Next year - if God grants me the time to see it - before the burgers, brats and hot dogs are served a blessing will be asked. And it will be asked not for us, but for those we got the day off to remember. I have been fortunate enough that while many members of my family have gone off to war, they all came back. Time to think of those not so fortunate.

  3. Well, I had some ice cream on Memorial Day. But that was after Pack, Troop and Crew 69 marched in the Western Springs Memorial Day Parade. Maybe the Scouts will think about it a little.


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