All Gave Some, Some Gave All…
I am a proud Army veteran and married to my combat Army veteran. Like most veterans, Memorial Day is a tough day for us. People tend to confuse Veterans Day, with Memorial Day. I am not gonna lie, my husband and I both cringe a bit when we get thanked on Memorial Day and here is why….
Veterans Day is a time to celebrate veterans, this is the time to “Thank a Vet”.
Memorial Day is a day to reflect on service men and women that have given the ultimate sacrifice to our country. This is not a day to thank a vet, this is a day to reflect on the above saying. This is a day to go to your local cemetery or national cemetery and take a minute to think of the families that were left behind. To think of what they sacrificed to give us the freedoms that we hold dearly.
Take time today, when you are with your families and enjoying the unofficial start of summer, to appreciate the land of the free, because of the brave.
Wait until November 11 to thank a veteran, to shake a hand, to visit a VA hospital or nursing home.
I will get off my soap box now…embrace your loved ones today. I hug my husband and kiddos a little tighter today….