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.

1 comment:

  1. thank you so very much for your kind words.We will always give our lives to protect what is dearest too our hearts and that is the freedom for everyone in the world. Freedom comes from the sacrafice the few that swear to defend that freedom. We don't di it for the patt on the back or the hand shakes,hugs and the thank you's although those LITTLE things warm the hearts of us that serve. We do it because we beleave that everyone in the world should have the chances in life that freedom brings many MEN and WOMEN have given their lives for others to live on in freedom so from a soldier in the sand for you i only ask that we all just say thank you too those that have served are serving and will serve in the future for they are our freedom. please be safe and brokedown cadillac you so rock. With love your g.i. greene {cob adder} iraq