Today is not about the Bbq

Today is not about the Bbq
Memorial day message

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

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

I so miss my step father who was a World War 2 veteran, he was in the Air force. He was in the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and he was so proud of being a veteran. 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 as I sat on the curb with my mom watching all of these brave men and women march so proud, that even 50 years later they were still so proud to have served their country.

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 in the Korean War, all of my uncles served, as well as my cousins.

They are 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! And so many of them never came back.

So today while your enjoying the beach and your Bbq remember why your really off and what today its really about. It is to salute, to celebrate, to remember and to honor the many men and women who fought for us and lost their lives and it is 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!!

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