Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day - Take One Minute to Remember

hol·i·day: a day marked by a general suspension of work in commemoration of an event  

It's Memorial Day.  It's a day that is mostly associated with a three-day weekend, a day off from school, bbqs, jet skis, a big sale at Macy's, and lots and lots of beer..... And that's all great stuff - we have done plenty of that, and we'll do it again today. But it's not why the holiday was established, so just make sure that amidst all the drinking and relaxation, you take a moment to remember the meaning of the day.  It's to commemorate our fallen soliders.  Perhaps, having just been to Iraq, it feels more poignant - and that's why we wanted to send this reminder.

For just one minute - at 3pm, participate in the National Moment of Remembrance.  It doesn't matter what you're doing - just stop..... And if you are a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent - tell your kiddos what that moment of silence is about, so that we can spread the message of remembrance to a younger generation.  Also keep in your thoughts the men and women who are far from home, in hostile territory, who do not get the day off, because doing so would mean jeopardizing our freedom.

Have a great day enjoying the suspension from work.....while also remembering why we're commemorating today.

And if you see a man or woman in uniform - today and everyday - take the time to say thank you.

Happy Memorial Day.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nashville Flood

Hey guys.  I just wanted to do a post about this because the amount of media coverage the flood and subsequent damage in Nashville has been getting doesn't reflect how bad it is.....  I am in LA right now and had only heard that it was "raining a lot."  Until I searched for myself and saw the videos/'s so sad.  I swear, I cannot remember a period of time when there have been so many natural disasters.  Maybe Mama Earth is mad at us and this is her way of telling us to take better care of her.  I don't know- but I do realize that you all probably feel tapped out by donating to other disasters, and that's coupled with the crappy economy, of course....  But I just wanted to help raise awareness, and I'm also including a link to a great article that includes ways to help.  One of the easiest things you can do is text REDROSS to 90999 to donate $10.  It also includes lots of ways to help that are not monetary.  Here's the link:  Thanks ya'll.