Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Unofficial Start of Summer

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While Memorial Day is often viewed as the unofficial start of summer and celebrated with picnics, parties and barbecues, it is a holiday that all Americans should take to heart.

It is the day when we honor the many men and women in the military who died while serving their country.  We owe these men and women a huge debt of gratitude because they were willing to give their lives that we might remain the free country our forefathers envisioned and dedicated their lives to making a reality.

So as we take to the roads, the beaches and the back yards, let us take a moment to remember them and say a special thank you for their sacrifice.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.


  1. I love this.... So true! It is so important to remember WHY we have this day off. I love when neighborhoods have flags out.

  2. You are so right! We often lose the reasons behind many holidays. The celebrations and day off work seem to trump the actual sentiment behind the day.

    Have a safe and happy Memorial Day to you too.

  3. Very nice reminder of what's important, Linda! Happy Memorial Day to you :-)

  4. Hi Linda .. this Hilary too endorses your thoughts ... and we always need to take time to think and to remember ..

    Have a peaceful weekend .. Hilary

  5. Well said, Linda. People tend to lose sight about WHY we are celebrating this day.

  6. Wow, I really was behind in responses. I've been really busy lately.

    Katherine- So often we get wrapped up in cookouts and vacations that we forget.

    Cheryl- Hope you had a happy holiday, too.

    Nicky- Happy belated Memorial Day to you, too.

    Hilary- Agreed.

    Hilary- Hope you had a nice weekend (or two since then).

    Meleah- Unfortunately that happens in our busy lives as we look forward to a day of relaxation or home projects.


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