Most people look forward to a good picnic, barbecue or just the three-day weekend during Memorial Day weekend. Though I certainly do, it also gives me the opportunity to reflect and be grateful not just for the the many freedoms and rights that I have but the freedoms, rights and privileges that my three year old daughter isn’t even aware that she has as a result of those who have served in the military and sacrificed their lives upholding the phrase, “America: Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.”
There are countless children around the globe who must live in war-torn countries, extreme poverty and rigid laws that prohibit them from doing what we consider to be basic rights in the United States. During this three-day weekend, we’ve proudly worn our red, white and blue, and I would like to just take a moment to say that I hope and look forward to my daughter never feeling restricted yet protected and empowered in this wonderful country we call The United States of America. Once more, here’s to those who have served to keep us all safe. Happy Memorial Day to you and yours.
All the best,