Today is Memorial Day here in the United States. It is a day when we, as a country stop for a moment in time to honor the life and sacrifices of those who have served and who are serving this country in the military services.
The point of this holiday is to remind ourselves that the freedom that has been afforded us in this country comes with a price. That price is the willingness of men and women alike who are willing to risk life and limb for the freedoms we hold so dear.
So, today, we honor you all. Those who have served in years past and those who are in the service of this country today. We honor you for what you do and can’t breathe a breath of freedom’s air without being thankful for the sacrifice of your lives for us.
For those of us who are living in the freedom afforded by these brave men and women, I have another thought about memorial day that I would like to toss out for our consideration. In order to honor their service, I would like to challenge all of us to live our lives in the fullness of the freedom so many of these heroes have fought and died for.
What I mean by this is that our service men and women keep us free and provide us with a country built on the ability to be anything we choose to be. I believe that we can best honor the service of those we remember on this Memorial Day by making the choice to live life to the fullest, by choosing to “be all that we can be,” and by making our world a better place for everyone who lives in our communities.
When we live to our fullest, we say with our actions, as well as our voices, “Thank you!”
Have a great Memorial Day!