|May 26, 2014 #Memorial Day|
Memorial Day, according to the United States Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, “commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.” As Lynne suggests, it seems fitting to also honor everyone who has sacrificed (or is currently sacrificing) time from their lives for Americans and our country. This includes family and friends who have spent time separated from their military loved ones.
Not wasting time and making our “moments count,” according to Lynne, is a way of thanking and honoring the people who have been instrumental in our freedom. Memorial Day seems to be a good time to do just that.
Reading Lynne's moving article is time well spent. Then I suggest heading on over to Lana's blog, Two Teens and Their Mama, and browsing there a bit. It is one of my favorite blogs to read. I also humbly suggest that you might find some inspiration here - as making “the most - - of every moment” is what this blog is all about.
I am not the most red-blooded American you will ever meet. Born in Canada, I never even lived in the US until I was 17, though I haven't called Canada home since I became an adult. I have dual citizenship because my mother is an American, and I grew up always proud to be a Canadian-American. I am equally moved when either anthem plays, and I have always valued my “mixed-breed” status. Today, though, as I watch our American flag waving in the breeze, I am as grateful as any full-blooded American for the sacrifice of time and life it represents.
If there is someone special you remember or honor this weekend, I invite you to mention them in a comment below.