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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

A prelude to. . .
 
Airplanes, trains, buses, cars, yachts and RVs will be reelin', rockin' and rollin' toward sunny beaches, campgrounds and other getaway destinations this coming weekend. But, WHY? The fact is the very mention of Memorial Day brings to mind Memorial Day weekend: the celebratory weekend marking the beginning of the busy summer season. For some, it is better representative of the ending of yet another school year. For many, it is a long weekend with an extra day off from daily work routines.

For too many Americans, Sale! Sale! Sale! will be the focus of attention and advertisement in preparation for the Monday holiday. Entertainment groups will gather in parks and arenas around the nation. Barbeque and camping will be the words of the day accompanied by cases upon cases of sodas, wine and beer. 

Whoa! STOP! What is wrong with this picture? Hello! This is MEMORIAL Day weekend!

That's right...MEMORIAL! That means this weekend, especially Monday, is a celebration of remembrance: remembering the men and women who have died in wars or in the service of their country. These are the persons who pledged allegiance, gave their all to ensure America's freedoms remain intact. 

These are the true pictures of Memorial Day...








NOT

It isn't a bad thing to take advantage of the sales, especially taking into consideration our nation's economy. However, should you take that advantage at any time during this weekend or on Monday be sure to notice whether an American flag is flying or if a sign is displayed in the window in honor and respect of our fallen soldiers. If one is not visible, I challenge you to ask WHY not?

 
 Remember our fallen heroes. They are the reason we are free!