Its not about the Bbq

Treadmill Treats Monday Message

 

It’s not about the Bbq

 

I interpret this normally scheduled Monday message to bring you a special Monday Treadmill treats:

 

We forget what this weekend is all about, its not about a three day weekend, its not about the start of beach season, it’s not about back yard Bbq’s, it’s about remembering the brave men and women who fought, who fight for our country, who fought and continue to fight and give their lives for our freedom.

 

I so miss my step father who was a World War 2 veteran, he would tell of the story of how he flew in the airplane that dropped the bomb on Japan.

He was so proud of being a veteran that every Memorial day he would put on his uniform right down to his hat and black shiny shoes and would march in the parade our town would have.

 

He would carry the flag and as I sat on the curb with my mom, watching all of these brave men and women who march so proud, that even 50 years later were still so proud to have served their country, it made me cry.

 

Some were out there in walkers, some in wheel chairs but they were there all the same. I am lucky to come from a family of service men, my father served in the Navy, all of my uncles served, as well as my cousins.

 

They are a different bunch of men, they are proud, they love their country so much so that they were willing to die for it. Can you say that? If they needed you to go today to fight for your county and other’s freedom would you go or would you make excuses?

 

There was no “let me think about” for these people, it was yes, absolutely I will go!

 

So today while your enjoying the beach and your Bbq remember why your really off, what today is really about, it is to salute, to celebrate, to remember and honor the many men and women who fought for us and lost their lives and to give thanks for the millions more who are still risking their lives each and every day for your freedom.

 

Thank you all for ensuring my freedom, words can never be enough!!

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“Awasnd just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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