The Patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree. – Thomas Campbell
Every last Monday of May, when I look down my street I see a line of flags that act as a reminder of those men and women that died while serving our country. The logic of out-of-sight out-of-mind often comes to play as we get caught up in our day-to-day lives forgetting that there is still war just an ocean away. We get caught up in the Memorial Day sales, the chance of a long-weekend, or all the BBQ’s and it remains both a blessing and a curse to live where we do. Let’s allow Memorial Day to serve as an opportunity to walk in the shoes of the families of those who have members that serve for our country every day.
So our challenge to you is to say a word of appreciation or take on an act of kindness when you see the men and women that choose to leave their families behind so you can stay with yours. It is amazing to see how far a simple thank you can reach. Buying their lunch or their coffee to remind them that we appreciate their service to do a job that we cannot, sacrificing their time at the expense of their family for those they don’t even know. This gift of selflessness needs to be returned and it should not just be given once a year. Let’s work together to make this act of appreciation happen year-round.