“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”
Today is Memorial Day. Most of us are enjoying a day off from work. We’re hunting down sales at the mall. We’re grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. We’re sitting by the pools that are finally open. We’re celebrating the unofficial kick-off of summertime.
But I hope that somewhere in the middle of all that fun, you take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day. It is a day of remembrance for those brave men and women who have died serving our nation, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Want to do something to commemorate Memorial Day? The National Moment of Remembrance is at 3 PM (local time). Wherever you are at 3 P.M. today, whether you’re finding a great deal on sandals or eating a hot dog while watching your kids splash at the pool, pause for a moment to remember what this day is about.
On this Memorial Day I’m thinking about the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and the families left behind whose sacrifices will never be forgotten.
What are your plans on this special day?