As we enter Memorial day weekend, which many refer to as the unnoffical beginning of summer, we remind you to take a moment to remember the reason for this day. Memorial day was established as a day all military personnel are honored, to commemorate those who died in military service and pay tribute to their great sacrifice.
There are a number of ways for you can remember a fallen soldier or veteran during Memorial day weekend celebrations. You can send a letter or thank you note to someone serving to express your appreciation. Even if you don’t know a soldier personally, asking friends/family, chances are, they know someone.
If you know a fallen soldier, consider setting up a small memorial at your barbecue, by placing flowers with a message stating “Today we remember”. Many also like to create a memorial garden to pay tribute to their loved one. This is a great way to remember your loved one not only on Memorial day, but throughout the entire summer.
There are often many memorial day parades or celebrations in our community. Consider attending one of these events in recognition of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Regardless of how you choose to spend the Memorial holiday weekend, enjoy and celebrate , while remembering those who have made great sacrificies for the freedoms we have. This weekend we will take a moment to remember and honor our fallen service personnel as well as all others who have already and currently serve our country. We encourage you to do the same. Happy Memorial Day!