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Remember WHY We Celebrate Memorial Day

Do you have big plans for this Memorial Day? Maybe a BBQ, water skiing, and partying with friends? Do you remember WHY you have this holiday, and more importantly WHAT it is you’re supposed to be celebrating?

Memorial Day, as the name implies, is about memories. The memories we are supposed to have, share, and honor of the ones who made this day possible. Throughout our history men and women have stepped forward when their nation called. They have served unselfishly, and sacrificed more than most will ever understand. Some made the ultimate sacrifice, and never returned to the families, homes, and nation they left behind. Without their sacrifice our nation would undoubtedly have followed an entirely different course.

The freedom you exercise this Memorial Day to do whatever you want, or to do nothing at all, was ensured by the blood and sacrifice of veterans. As you grill your brats and burgers, as you spend time with family and friends, give thanks to those who made the day possible. Remember and honor their sacrifice.


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