Article updated on December 18th, 2016
This week, Americans celebrated Memorial Day, a day where we remember those who gave their lives while serving this great nation. I’m thankful for the 1.3 million+ men and women who sacrificed their lives so I could live and sleep in peace; talk about a SACRIFICIAL SACRIFICE. Men and women who believed in the cause of FREEDOM not only for themselves and their families, but for everyone who lives within our country, today I’m thankful for that great sacrifice.
I want my son to know the real meaning of Memorial Day. Like I said earlier this week, it is not about picnics and BBQ, it is about the lives of those who fought and died for the United States. I want my son to remember how his great-great uncle died in the USS QUINCY at the Battle of Savo Island. I want him to know that sacrifice along with many others is the reason we have the freedoms we do and I don’t want him to ever forget it.
Encouraging our children to have a hero in life is sometimes a good thing, depending on who that hero is. Those who serve our country should be someone our children can look up to. Those who gave their lives for our country should be labeled a hero.
Today, I’m thankful for the gracious sacrifice of those who gave their lives for our country.