This may be the start of our summer vacation (whoop-whoop!) but it's also a weekend to honor and celebrate the service men and women of our country who sacrificed their lives to help secure the future of Americans.
Please be proud of our country, of our military service members and as you celebrate this long weekend, say a word of thanks for those who gave their lives fighting for our country in any capacity.
As stated by Adali Stevenson, "I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
Just a bit of history about Memorial Day.....
In 1915, Moina Michael replied with her own poem:
|We cherish too, the Poppy red|
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need.
Have a great weekend!
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." -- Abraham Lincoln