Today is Memorial Day

In the United States, today is memorial day. What does it mean to you? To some, it is just a day to relax, have a cookout with the family and enjoy a day off work.  However, to many this day has a special meaning.  It was one month ago that my beloved brother Jimmy passed away on an army base. Not a day goes by that I do not think of him or his wife and babies.  They are still very much in my heart.

   Unfortunately, this weekend in Ohio, four more families got the news that would change their lives forever.  Four more soldiers from this state alone passed away and they are remembered today for their service and sacrifice. Memorial Day is not intended to be a day that is shrugged off.  It is intended to be a day of remembrance for our military veterans, living or deceased who have served for our country.  It is intended as a day to remember and celebrate our freedom and how it was achieved.

  So today, stop and taking a moment to remember the true meaning of memorial day and thank the brave soldiers like my beloved brother Jimmy who gave so much to protect the freedoms of the United States of America.

     Men and women of all ages have served to protect our country.  Some have been disabled as a result.  Others have the misfortune of paying for their service with their life.  Each day many take for granted the freedoms that we have in America.  Many countries are still not as fortunate.  We have the right to choose our religion.  In some countries, you are beaten and tortured if you choose to be a Christian.  We have the right to free speech.  This is why we are able to use sites like bukisa to publish content.  We have the right to choose how our children will be schooled. Some are home-schooled, some are sent to private schools, boarding schools, Christian schools, Catholic schools, or public schools. There are even schools for performing arts. We have the right to bear arms and the right to privacy in our homes.  In some countries, the government can come into your home to find out what is going on.  All of these freedoms are a result of our veterans, so if you haven’t already, thank a veteran today.

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