M E M O R I A L   D A Y, to most, is a day full of sunshine and BBQs. As a military spouse and veteran, with a family of veterans, this day is so much more to me. This is a day to remember that our country is a free country because of those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. I do hate to be the somber voice in the room but it puts priorities into perspective when you hear of soldiers leaving for war and not coming back. Not coming back to their home, to their families, to their newborns.

As a military spouse, my heart goes out to those other spouses who have to continue living, picking up the pieces. With all that is going on in this world, we must take the time and appreciate those men and women who love this country so much, that they understood the risk of leaving their families behind and not coming back. There are so many men and women, sometimes even nameless, that go unnoticed for the ultimate sacrifice they have made. Amongst all of the violence and fear, let us stop and think, and remember, that their sacrifice was for us to live the life we live, in the country we live in.

On this day and everyday, let us honor those that gave all for this country, on the principles that this country was founded on, and how we can remember those soldiers moving forward.

John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

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