Remembering Memorial Day... When You Almost Forgot
Maybe you are reading this on Monday morning and you didn't really plan ahead for Memorial Day...
Or maybe it's Monday night or later in the week and the weekend was packed full of camping, barbecues, friends, family, good food, and you had a great time, but are realizing that you never really honored Memorial Day in the way that you'd intended.
Just know that it's never too late to pause and reflect.
To give thanks both in word and deed.
To remember the men and women who have given so much for--
“God, principle and love of country.”
7 Ways that You Can Show Support for Those in Our Military Any Day of the Year:
1. Take time to read about the history of Memorial Day.
2. Write a letter of thanks to a local veteran in your church, neighborhood, or community or visit a local VA Hospital with flowers and cards of appreciation.
3. Make a trip to visit a National Cemetery and place flowers or a flag on the grave of a fallen hero. On this list of national cemeteries you can find your state, choose a cemetery and under it, there should be a list for notable persons with a list of the names of Medal of Honor Recipients.
4. Bring a meal to a family who has a member that is currently deployed or offer to watch children for a husband or wife whose spouse is in active service.
5. Learn about (and then teach your children) proper flag etiquette and why it's important.
6. Send a care package to a soldier, marine, airman, coastguardsman, or sailor through the organization anysoldier.com.
7. Spend some time praying for the men and women in our military and for their families.
It's never too late to pause--
Lest we forget...
“I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.” – President Ronald Reagan
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