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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?
Hi, I’m Kathryn Lerro, mother of two lovely daughters, wife of one fine man.
After 24 years of wandering (thanks to my husband’s Air Force career), we are back home on the East Coast. We currently live in Philadelphia where I enjoy writing, taking long walks, decorating my front window in South Philly tradition, talking to interesting people and eating great food.
As I’ve met people on my travels I’ve become keenly aware that most of us could use a healthy dose of encouragement. It is for this reason that I try to weave a message of hope into everything I write.
Hi, I am Melinda Haas, but you can call me Mindy. A true introvert, I delight in solitude with a good book or a movie. I like dabbling in nature photography while taking rigorous hikes. I adore my husband who is a ton of fun. He shares my wanderlust as well as my appetite for Indian and Thai food. Very often, you’ll find us dancing to Cumbia in the kitchen while we make dinner. We also love road tripping and exploring new places. (New England is our new favorite!)
Through my writing, I want to encourage and embolden others to push past the limits they place on themselves. I want to help people see that they can accomplish more than they think they were capable of.
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