Here in America it is Memorial Day Weekend. This is the time of year when we honor those American soldiers who gave their lives so that we could be free. It is the time of saying “THANK YOU!” for the sacrifices of lives, dreams and ambitions on the part of so many so that many more of us could have the luxury of the lives, dreams and ambitions that we do today.
We celebrate Memorial Day in a variety of ways across our country: we have parades, memorial services, picnics and bar-b-ques, we fly our flags and we take an extra day off from our regular working schedules. Sometimes we do all of that…and we forget to actually say–or even think–the “thank you!”
This year, don’t forget.
Take the time to actually think about those who gave up everything so that you could have it. It doesn’t matter if you agree with their choices or not, they’ve made it possible for you to be you.
Make the time to express your gratitude…to God, to the families they left behind, and to those who served or are still serving.
It’s never to late to be grateful.
Grace & Peace!