Memorial Day is almost upon us, and while this day may bring to mind BBQ, baseball and the start of summer, I hope we all take a moment to reflect on the real reason for this holiday – the remembrance of lives lost in the service of our country.
Freedom is not free – it is paid for by the sacrifices of brave men and women in uniform who gave their lives in defense of America. Memorial Day is when we remember and honor these heroes.
But, Memorial Day also serves as a reminder to give thanks for those veterans still with us, who willingly risk their lives every day around the globe.
Let us honor our American heroes – living and fallen – not just on Memorial Day but every day, and let us give thanks for their many sacrifices on our behalf.
Learn more about Memorial Day and the “Top 10” ways to honor veterans at mymemorialday.org, a website created by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.