Happy Memorial Day – Thank Some Veterans This Weekend!

First I want to say Happy Memorial Day to all our Veterans past and present and their families.

“All Gave Some…Some Gave All.”

Sometimes as Americans we get so caught up in the holiday and having time off from work that we forget the reason behind the holiday and why we even have it.

I wanted to share with you some thoughts and prayers for you and your family on this Memorial Day Holiday.

Childhood Memories of an Amazing Veteran

I remember growing up watching old WWII War movies with my Dad on Sunday afternoons.

My Dad was a WWII Veteran and just loved watching the old John Wayne movies.

He used to remark that how funny it seemed to be watching movies about history that he lived. My Dad passed back in 2012

(93) just a few days after my 60th birthday and I think I miss most those Sunday afternoons watching those old movies together.

It was many years after watching those movies with my Dad that myself and my 3 older brothers all became a part of the Vietnam Conflict.

We now became a part of this family of Americans that chose to give a part of themselves so others could enjoy the freedom we all so dearly love and want.

I finally knew what my father went through as a Soldier serving his country in the far reaches of the world.

I ended up serving over 10 years in both the Army and the Navy and being privileged to travel the world and discover what an incredible Nation we live in.

On this Memorial Day May 25th, 2015, please remember that all the great freedoms that you now enjoy was at the cost of someone else.

If you are a veteran or have veterans in your family I want to, from my heart Thank You For Your Service To This Great Country!

Take a Moment this Memorial Day in silence and give thanks to our Almighty God and Our Veterans!

The next time you enjoy some of your freedoms that most of us take for granted remember this;  

It is the Soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the Soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.”

I leave you with this, the next time you come across a man or woman in uniform, make a point to stop and thank them for giving their lives in service to you.

I want to leave you with these two great songs.  The first one is by Billy Ray Cyrus – “Some Gave All” and the second is by The Goads – “Veterans of the USA”, enjoy.

Have a Blessed and Wonderful Day with Family and Friends – God Bless You and God Bless This Great Country!

P.S.  Don’t forget those who have and are serving in our police force and fire/rescue around this country.

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