As we start this weekend, I want to take the time to say thank you to all of our military servicemen and servicewomen. The soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, Marines and their families. There is so much that I appreciate about your service, commitment and sacrifice for our country.
Also, for those that have served and now retired, you are all great beacons that lighted the way for others to follow. For those that lost their lives, may we say a simple prayer for them and their families – young and old alike. For those young service people who made the ultimate sacrifice never knowing what it was like to grow old. On Memorial Day, you will see the flags fly at half staff until noon and at 3 PM local time a national moment of remembrance should take place within your hearts.
As a mother, I’m thankful for the sacrifices these soldiers made and what our soldiers continue to do. While I am with my family I know that many are not, let’s take the time to remember them.
On Monday, I will take my children to DFW national cemetery at 11:00 AM CST to see the ceremony. This weekend we will be at many different events but this one will be special in my heart.
Take care everyone and have a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend! In a few months, I have a coworker who is going to be deployed to Afghanistan for a year. Currently, I’m trying to learn some of what he does so that I can do it while he’s gone – but sometimes it makes me worried because who knows if he will be back.
Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment place American flags at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day May 26, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. ‘Flags-In’ has become an annual ceremony since the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) was designated to be an Army’s official ceremonial unit in 1948. Every available soldier in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment participates in these events. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)