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Remembrance on Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2016

While Memorial Day weekend represents the start of summer, pools opening, back yard barbecues and picnics, the day itself has a heaviness to it.  
Many people think that Memorial Day honors ALL service members who have been in the military- but Veteran's Day is actually the official holiday that honors all individuals who have served in our Armed Forces.  Memorial Day is the official holiday in our country remembering and honoring the people who have died while serving in the Armed Forces.  So knowing that, it is hard for me to say "Happy" Memorial Day.  We are privileged to have multiple people in our family who have served in the Armed Forces and are still currently serving.  We are SO fortunate that no one in our family who has served/currently serving has lost his life while fighting for our country's freedom.  

My heart absolutely aches thinking about the women and men who have lost their loved ones while they were away serving our country.  I wish I had the ability to eloquently convey my thoughts, but honestly I don't.  

Celebration.
Thanks.
Remembrance.

Wishing you a beautiful day spent with loved ones, filled with gratefulness for the great country we live in and the ones who have and continue to make that possible for us.


4 comments:

  1. Thank you to your family members who have served/serving our great country!
    Hope you have a good day with your precious family!

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    1. Thank you Heather!! Hope it was a wonderful day for you too!

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  2. I have followed your blog for a while. Thank you so much for writing this. We are currently stationed in South Korea (my husband is in the army) with 3 little ones. It can be a hard holiday for many! Have a great weekend with your sweet family! (Also love your Wal Mart posts :)!)

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    1. Hi Allie- Thank you so much for commenting!! I am thrilled to have you reading my little ol' blog- all the way from South Korea!! I am so grateful for your husband's service as well as the support and sacrifices you make as his spouse and his partner. The military and of it's service members are SO close to my heart!!

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