Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

"Flags 3" courtesy of paulafrog

I just wanted to write a quick post and wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day! In the U.S. Memorial day is always celebrated on the last Monday of May and it marks the “unofficial” start of Summer. This is also a bank holiday in the U.K. as well.

"steaks" courtesy hbeyhs

Many people will grill up tons of hot dogs, hamburgers, and all kinds of other stuff while some people will have a picnic or lots of other outdoor activities (weather permitting), some people will watch the Indianapolis 500. For those kids that have finished their school year and those not quite yet finished yet, there are dreams of all kinds of Summer fun and the hope and anticipation that only the start of Summer can bring.

In it all we should take some time to remember that this holiday was started to remember those people lost in wars and conflicts protecting American’s freedom. While there is a diverse opinion about if the U.S. should have gotten involved in Iraq and if our soldiers should be staying there, make no mistake, most of those Americans that are against the U.S. involvement there, do support the troops and have nothing against the men and women that proudly serve their country. For those of you that have lost family members in the military through conflicts in support of the freedoms enjoyed by Americans, we honor your lost family member(s) today! While remembering those soldiers that have died for their country, why not take the time to honor those serving today, and dearly departed family and friends. Maybe you could pay a visit to the cemetery where a grandparent, parent, brother, sister, of friend is buried.

I hope that those families separated by missions in Iraq (and everywhere else) will be able to see your loved ones soon. I also hope that in the future the military is used prudently and wisely, and all efforts are utilized to minimize the loss of those serving their country. Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Have you lost a loved one in one of America’s wars or conflicts, do you have family or friends serving in Iraq or elsewhere in the military? Do you have a story to tell about them? If you have any other comments, I would love to hear them. If you liked this article, please consider subscribing to the blog via RSS or email, share it on or on Digg and pass it on to anyone that you think might appreciate it. Thank you. :)

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  • The next in my series of weight loss strategies
  • My next Spotlight on the web.
  • Insurance needs checklist.
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