Memorial “Decoration” Day 2017

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Schoolchildren Gathering Flowers for Memorial Day
30 May 1899, Washington, DC, USA — Schoolchildren gather masses of daisies for Memorial Day, formerly called Decoration Day. — Image by © CORBIS

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Beach BBQ’s and family gatherings are on fire this weekend in thanks to one reason: Memorial Day. While I’m not related to anyone that has died while serving our country, I do have brothers who have served, as well as extended family. I’m always in awe of those who enlist willingly, wholeheartedly, and courageously. Where would we be without these men and women who have given their lives in the name of democracy? My 1st amendment rights have been protected by their decision of service and I am grateful—even a little choked up about it. Maybe it’s because I finally get it. The United States of America is something to be proud of despite our current political climate. It is built up and by incredible souls who are ready to fight and protect our liberties.

I don’t even know all these soldiers but I’m humbled by their service.

May everyone who is mourning loved ones who’ve died in the act of service be consoled today. And for those who are still serving, thank you. It takes more than guts or physical strength to do what you do. You’re putting your heart on the line and it’s not going unnoticed.

xo Moni

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