My good friend Teresa has posted Blog Candy with a twist. In commenting she would like everyone to tell what plans they have for the Memorial Day Weekend. My plans are always low-key because I try to remember the meaning of why we celebrate this holiday. Having just honored our active duty service men and women with Armed Forces Day, thoughts now turn to those who have given service to our country during war time. This is what I wrote on Teresa's blog.
As always on Memorial Day weekend, I honor the memory of those who gave their lives in service to our country in war time and in peace. Being born during WWII several of the kids I went to school with had lost dads. Then as a young adult, I saw friends off to Viet Nam never to return, their names forever etched in The Wall. The brave men and women who have given the greatest sacrifice to our country deserve our rememberance and gratitude as do those who continue to serve today. With active military service family members, their welfare and dedication is always in my thoughts and prayers.
On a personal note, I will be helping with an SU Stamp Camp on Sunday afternoon at my upline's. She is a retired Army veteran.
Whatever your plans are for the weekend, be sure to fly the American Flag, attend a memorial service and thank God for those who gave us the freedoms we enjoy today!