We all may celebrate Memorial Day in different ways, thankful for a long weekend which includes a paid weekday away from our normal work routine. No matter what your traditions, please consider taking some time to ponder “The Reason For The Season”, an opportunity to remember the sacrifices made by those who have served in the military and their families. Some ideas for things to do this weekend, in addition to, or instead of, picnics and parties, include:
Go to a parade or cemetery service in your community.
- If you see a current soldier or a veteran in uniform, look them in the eye and thank them.
- Watch a related movie (e.g., Saving Pvt Ryan, We Were Soldiers, Band of Brothers, The War Tapes, etc.) and discuss it with someone
- Display the American Flag and a POW/MIA flag if you have one
- Spend some time in quiet reflection on all of the freedoms we enjoy and the tremendous sacrifices made to defend them
Have a great Memorial Day Holiday, and THANK YOU to those of you who have served in the military and/or sacrificed to support others who have served.