Friday, May 25, 2012

Another Memorial Day - 2012

Alas, the Summer Season kickoff is here!  Memorial Day marks the beginning of the much anticipated Summer Season in the USA.  Images of Summer Beaches, Summer Camps, Summer Holidays, and of course BBQ, picnics, and hanging out on the corner with your friends as school is out for 2-3 months.

The essence of US Summer is marked by the memorial Day long weekend.  Everyone looks forward to this holiday more as it marks the true change of seasons and lifestyles for the next 3 months. Summer starts with Memorial Day!

But what is Memorial Day?  Other than BBQ, Summer, and Fun, it is a Holiday when all the graves of our fallen soldiers will be marked with a flying flag

Memorial Day we salute and honor the brave men and women who have fallen for our country.  Those that never returned home from the wars fought to protect our Country, its Constitution and the principles enshrined in our Declaration Of Independence, "...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

This weekend, as you pursue happiness with the bite of that delicious BBQ sandwich, or jump in the pristine waters at a sandy beach, or just simply enjoy your family and friends....remember the fallen soldiers and engrave the image of hundreds of thousands of graves around the country that will fly the US Flag near them.  Remember them for a few seconds, minutes or whatever is possible....but please do remember them.  They have given their lives for this cause.  It is the ultimate sacrifice!  One that makes them immortal forever!

Happy Memorial Day!  Have a safe and wonderful long weekend!