Remember to thank a soldier this weekend

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Memorial day is coming up on Monday. Every year I take a little time to think about what Memorial Day means to me. Yeah, it means an extra day off from work to play with my kids and spend time with Kelly. This year it means a family trip to Punta Cana for my sister […]

Friday May 25 2012

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Memorial day is coming up on Monday. Every year I take a little time to
think about what Memorial Day means to me.

Yeah, it means an extra day off from work to play with my kids and spend
time with Kelly. This year it means a family trip to Punta Cana for my sister
in law’s wedding! It also means that the neighborhood pool is open for the
summer!

But, what does it REALLY mean?

To me, it means Freedom and Thankfulness.

Memorial Day is a day to honor those soldiers who have died fighting for
our freedom.


To date, approximately 1,319,475 American soldiers have lost their lives
fighting in war.

They died for you and for me. They fought for all of us, without ever having
met us.

They left their families, their friends, and their pets. For us.

They are brave.

I’m quite sure that I will never know bravery or fear the way that our
soldiers do.

So this Memorial Day, I will make sure to tell my kids WHY we celebrate
Memorial Day. I will make sure they know that it’s not just a day off from
school to have a cookout or take a family trip. I’ll make sure they know
that Monday is a day to honor all of the fallen soldiers who have exhibited
bravery so that we can enjoy life in a country that’s FREE.

I will make sure that if we see a soldier in the airport this weekend, my
kids and I will shake their hand and say Thank You.I hope you will do
the same.

If you want to honor a friend or family member by telling their story, please
leave a comment below.

LIVE FREE!
Greg