Memorial Days

Woman soldier in uniform having a happy interaction with a child.

For those of you who don’t know this, Memorial Day is described online in this way: 

In years since World War I, the day has become a celebration of honor for those who died in all America’s wars, as well as those who are Veterans and current members of the U.S. military.

In the U.S., regardless of your politics, most Americans have compassion and appreciation for the men and women of our country in uniform. We use words like “He’s in the service” or “She serves in the Air Force.” It’s a service to all of us to have people who are willing to step into roles that protect and defend the safety of our country.

Today, we would encourage you to explore what it would mean for you to show compassion and appreciation to our military brothers and sisters—not just today but all days.  

We encourage you to explore what it would mean to you to show compassion and appreciation for all of those people in your life who are of service to you, your family, your community, and our world.

  • What would you do differently if Memorial Day wasn’t limited to a single day on the calendar?
  • What if there were opportunities to honor our veterans and members of the military regularly? 
  • What would you do differently if you looked for, noticed, recognized, and appreciated all of the people in your life who have enabled you to live the life you lead?

Memorial Day is more than a holiday. It’s a time to reflect on and honor those who have been of service to our nation. To quote Howard William Osterkamp, a veteran of the Korean War:

“All gave some; some gave all.”

Thank you.
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