Memorial Day is traditionally a time to remember the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform. As Joseph Campbell once said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
But for many of us, Memorial Day remembrances always lead to thoughts of those currently serving–the sacrifices of today insure the freedoms of tomorrow. Our veterans, past and present, have sacrificed plenty, and it’s only fitting to pause and give thanks whether silently in private or in a public event.
As we all know, Memorial Day is so much more than back yard barbecues, department store sales and a day off work. The reason we’re able to enjoy all these things is thanks in no small part to what our people in uniform have done and continue to do.
To all our troops, past and present…thank you!