A time to remember…

Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day – a day of remembrance for the men and women who have died in service of our country.

Memorial Day can mean different things to different people – parades, family gatherings, cemetery or memorial visits, a three-day weekend, a holiday sale. For some, it even means the unofficial beginning of summer. The one thing that it should be for all of us is a time to remember; remember and honor the sacrifice of those who did not return from defending our liberties in battle, those who are currently serving to preserve those liberties; remember family and friends no longer with us and cherish the ones that are; appreciate what we have and renew our hopes for the future.

The National Moment of Remembrance resolution asks that at 3 p.m. local time American pause “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to Taps.”

Whatever activities you have planned for the holiday, take a minute on Monday at 3 p.m. to remember and say thanks.

In the words of John F. Kennedy, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.”

Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by MJ Thomas