CELEBRATE & REMEMBER!
It’s Memorial Day Weekend!! Camping, bonfires, fireworks, parades, picnics & BBQ’s!
The main reason we celebrate this weekend’s glorious holiday is to remember our fallen heroes and the many who have fought in battle for our country. Some history for you… The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
As you celebrate the holiday this weekend, please remember to take a moment and think of those who have given their lives to defend our freedom and our country. We are absolutely in a world, where nowadays we forget to remember the importance and real reasons we celebrate holidays. It’s fun to celebrate and enjoy the barbecues and picnics, parades and parties, to go camping with family and friends, and to watch fireworks that symbolize the freedom and independence. The tradition of setting off fireworks in the United States was started because in 1776 they were used as a morale booster for the troops involved in the Revolutionary War. This event was considered very patriotic.
Remembering our fallen heroes and thinking of all the families who have been affected by the loss of loved ones to military deaths… simply makes the holiday an emotional one. We must allow ourselves time to pray and also think of those still in the military today. Veteran’s Day & Independence Day are two other holidays that give us the opportunity to celebrate our freedom and why we have it… where we sport the Red, White, and Blues… the Stars n Stripes… and hang our flags with pride.
I’m sad to say that I have to work this weekend or I would be camping! But I will be attending a couple BBQ’s and wearing the bright, bold colors of our nation’s flag all weekend. I will celebrate life, freedom, independence, and remember those who have fallen in battle while fighting to give us those. Sunday may look like rain, but it’s possible that it will pass and we will see rainbows and sunshine! If that is the case, I will most definitely be planning a drive to do some hiking or maybe even get the bike out and take a nice ride on some trails. I do believe Monday is beach day! If nice enough… Maybe not to take a swim given that the water is still extremely cold and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get past 65 degrees. But maybe just to lay a blanket down, relax, and watch the waves or the sunset. It just wouldn’t seem like Memorial Day Weekend if I didn’t do some of those things…
No matter what the weather is… no matter what you do. Don’t forget about what Memorial Day is truly about. Take time to reflect and remember… Pay respect to our fallen military men & women. And have a great time celebrating our FREEDOM! (What little we actually have left in this country! Haha)
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVERYONE!! ENJOY AND BE SAFE!!
… be back soon!