Consider This - Memorial Day

By Ted Fortenberry - bio | email

It is easy to get excited about the upcoming weekend as many people classify Memorial Day as the official start of summer, many of the major retail outlets have big sales and families gather for picnics and other fun events. However, it is important that we all take a moment this weekend to remember the real meaning of Memorial Day.

Consider This: Memorial Day is always observed the last Monday in the month of May and is a day when we honor those Americans who died while defending our nation and its values. Honestly, we should honor these heroes every day for the ultimate sacrifice they provided to secure our nation's freedom, but we should honor them especially on Memorial Day.

Take a few minutes this weekend to remember the real reason for Memorial Day. In fact, one way you can do that is to join the rest of the nation in a national moment of silence at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day afternoon. Take the moment to pause for one minute to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend as we remember these fallen heroes. To the families whose loved ones paid the ultimate price, we pass along our respect and appreciation. It is because of these heroes that the rest of us are blessed to enjoy the freedom we often take for granted.

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