Memorial Day: Honor Our Fallen Troops With a Moment of Remembrance

Written on by Mindy Haas

Happy Memorial Day! I’m sure you are looking forward to the holiday weekend as much as I am. My mouth is salivating as I think of all the grilled goodies I’ll get to eat. I can’t wait to spend the days outside in the warm sunshine relaxing in the company of family and friends. My husband, son, and I may also venture down to the main street for the parade or attend a fireworks show.

You probably have similar plans.

The smell of grilled food, patriotic music, and the crack-pop of fireworks are all tell-tale signs of summer. Memorial Day, falling at the end of May, has become its unofficial kick-off.

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the festivities that it’s easy to forget the reason for the holiday: to honor our fallen soldiers. I’m guilty of it, but I believe we should absolutely continue our celebrations. After all, isn’t that what the soldiers fought for? Their sacrifice allows us to enjoy the carefree days of summer.

There is one simple thing we all can do to commemorate those who died for our country. In the middle of the fun, stop and take a minute to remember them and to offer up our gratitude. There’s a national moment of remembrance at 3 pm local time on Memorial Day.

This is what I will be doing. Will you join me?

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!

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