In recent times Memorial Day has turned into a holiday to kick off the start of summer, full of barbecues and sales.
I would like to remind you all that it is actually a very somber holiday to remember and pay tribute to our service men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
It should not matter what your political views are or your feelings on what our country is or has done. Please remember that these fallen men and women are someones; son, daughter, sister, brother, parent and friend. They gave up everything so that we can have everything that we do.
I would like to encourage you all to say thank you to those these men and women have left behind or place a flag on a fallen soldiers grave.
This is a great site if you would like to learn more about this holiday.
I would also like to share with you a quote from Christian Military Wives that says a lot about this day;
"This special weekend set aside for National observation is a time for us to publicly, prayerfully and thoughtfully remember those who have lost their lives defending this great Nation. Please spend time in prayer for our Gold Star Families. We have an opportunity to remember and honor the fallen by reaching out and loving those they left behind."