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  • Monday, May 28, 2012

    Let Us Never Forget

    Memorial Day: a day of picnics, barbecues and family gatherings.

    For most, the mention of this holiday connotes the beginning of summer, a relaxing time of year to create lasting and fond, family memories. Military families and veterans know this as a much different holiday.  This is a day to remember and be thankful for those who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy every single day.

    For soldiers who served during a war or conflict, Memorial Day is emotional. Many veterans mark the day by attending services, sharing stories and shedding tears.

    It’s important to celebrate the freedom and blessings we know as the American Dream, the land of freedom and opportunity. But let us never forget those who willingly laid down his or her own life.

    As someone once said, “a hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”