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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day

It's Memorial Day. Too many of us have forgotten the real significance of the holiday. To a lot of us its the Indy 500, a long weekend, a time to really kick off the summer activities, cooking out, going to the pool, lots of warm weather fun stuff.

It used to be a very solemn day, a day of mourning for those who gave the ultimate price for our freedom. Businesses closed, most towns had parades and speeches, gathering to offer up prayers honoring and remembering their fallen heroes who died in the service of their country.

Its not a bad thing to watch the Indy 500, its an American tradition. Always good to gather with family and friends and fire up the grill. But make sure you take time to remember those who died to give you all the freedoms that come with being an American. If you have a family member who died serving our country, then make them first and foremost in your thoughts and prayers.

The National Moment of Remembrance will occur at 3pm local time. Pause for one minute and remember and honor the sacrifices made by so many Americans. And take a moment to say a prayer those who are actively serving today, putting their lives in jeopardy for you.

1 comment:

Misty said...

That last picture is just haunting, Danny. Spent Memorial Day re-roofing my Grandmother's garage, since Grandaddy isn't with us to do for her anymore.

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