Happy Memorial day, 2020! As the United States of America is slowly starting to open up again from the quarantine, no doubt families will be having cookouts and enjoying the great outdoors all across the nation today. Mine will be.
As a sober woman today, I’m able to truly embrace all the freedoms available to me as an American. Today I honor those men and women who fought and died for my opportunity to choose freedom.
I have a good friend who’s son is in the navy and she recently posted on social media the difference between the following holidays which honor our servicemen and women:
To be honest, I don’t think I truly knew the difference between these holidays. 😉
I pray that this post finds you healthy and safe during this unique year.
Additionally, I pray you are able to enjoy your family to some capacity today.
Furthermore, I pray that you are able to take some time today to reflect on those men and women who never were able to take off their uniforms.
Remembering Our Fallen Heros
I’m grateful for the freedom I have in America. I’m certain at times I unintentionally take it for granted. It’s easy to do that when it’s all we’ve ever known.
The older I get I try to really reflect on what the holidays truly mean. Today is a solemn day. Sure, we, as Americans typically celebrate it by cooking out and enjoying the outdoors in some fashion. And, there’s nothing wrong with that!
Others, who’ve lost someone close to them, may visit the cemeteries.
However, I urge all of us Americans, at some point today to take a pause and have a moment of silence. Actually, each year on Memorial Day our country has a moment of silence at 3:00 pm local time.
If you are a praying person, pray for the families who’ve lost a loved one who died serving our country or better yet, reach out to these folks.
Lastly, teach the young kiddos in our lives what Memorial Day means and share that moment of silence with them.