I love a cookout as much as the next person. (I mean seriously. This girl loves her some hamburgers. Also note the plural S in that note.) And I love any excuse to get out on the lake or swim in a pool or soak up the sun on the beach. I cant forget about that extra day off work! And I LOVE the sales I get this weekend. I mean SCORE! And I dont know a soul who doesnt like these things. But I feel like this weekend...Thats not what things are about. This weekend is about so much more.
Remembered. See thats the word that really gets me. Remembered. That is past tense. People that have given their lives for me to be able to have freedom. *Please note I am tearing up writing this.* They are people who had families. A chair at a dinner table that wont be filled. These men and women have literally given their ALL for you and me. Thats why I have trouble saying Happy Memorial Day, because for many tomorrow wont be such a happy day.
On a related note, having peopel give their all for me, makes me so proud to be an American. I am so proud to live in a country where I can even write this on my blog. So this weekend while you are enjoying the awesome sales and the good food and the awesome sun, please remember the people who sacrificed the ultimate gift so you can eat that hamburger in peace. But honestly Enjoy your long weekend! We dont get enough of these!
(By no means am I trying to insult anyone in this post. These are my thoughts.)