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Memorial Day Tribute

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Most people will say, “Happy Memorial Day” to you or “Have a great Memorial Day Weekend” when in reality, this is a rather somber Holiday. I understand the majority of people are happy to have an extended weekend to spend time with family and friends. I however, have a different outlook on Memorial Day and often feel guilty if I spend this time celebrating and partying. After all, Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. ┬áIn my family alone, we have had 8 men serve their country, thankfully, none of which were killed in action. Although none of my family members died during their tour of duty, the cost of war ultimately took it’s toll on them. I am honored to have had a strong military influence in my life, I will cherish the memories of those who are no longer with us, and I will pass down the invaluable lessons they have taught me over the years. I would like to thank those Men and Women who have given everything, paid the ultimate price for us to live the lives we do today. Their families should be proud to know their lives were not lost, yet treasured forever.

For those lost in previous battles, those serving in our ever changing current war, and future soldiers of America’s military, thank you for all that you do…you will NEVER be forgotten. Your honor stands taller than any statue or tribute one could build. God Bless you and your families!

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