Memorial Day Weekend – 100 Day Blog Challenge – Day 56

Happy Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day weekend in the States.  The unofficial start to Summer, so to speak.  I saw this picture going viral on Facebook, and I couldn’t help but share.  So many are preparing for gatherings and BBQs across the States, and hopefully everyone realizes the real meaning behind this weekend.
I have so many friends who are currently serving, have served, made the ultimate sacrifice, and military spouses.  I can’t thank them enough for all they have done and continue to do.  One friend of mine made a comment to me that has always stayed with me.  She said that it shouldn’t come down to one day or event when we stop and recognize our soldiers.  This is something we should be doing every day.  It doesn’t have to be anything major, something as simple as a “thank you” or visiting with a  friend or picking up the phone and talking with someone.  Sometimes that’s all it takes to show appreciation.

So, enjoy the BBQs, the cold beers and time with friends.  But also remember why this weekend is taking place.  I’m off my soapbox for now, you may commence with your day.  Take care, and thanks for reading.