Because I am amazingly proud to be an American and because I have a group of amazing friends and family that have served and are serving overseas in military positions, and because my Dad was a highly decorated solider in Vietnam who paid the price of freedom on a daily basis after his return with incessant PTSD, and because (despite the political and economical turbulence currently in our country) we still all have to look around and be proud to be Americans today and to pledge our allegiance to making our country and our world a better place in whatever way we feel we can: HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
I'm not going to make this a political platform, but I am going to say that it is our responsibility to back up our military troops wherever they may be, even if we don't agree with them being there. I watched an incredibly touching story on the news this morning about the group "Operation Gratitude" - they have now sent over 350,000 care packages overseas and so I would like to pass on this link to those of you that may be interested in doing what you can to help. Not just today, but everyday, we should support our troops and learn to say "thank you" more often.
image: operation gratitude
The national moment of remembrance is at 3 pm tomorrow - please pause to say thank you for the 1,000,000+ men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of the United States of America.