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I will be in Orlando, FL this Memorial Day weekend with my daughter enjoying fun food, pampering and relaxing at the Gaylord Resort. I work hard and rarely take time off, so I do not consider this indulgent or lucky (though to many it surely is). But that is not what I am talking about. What I am referring to in my title is the fact that my loved ones who have served in the military have always come home. My Grandfather saw combat in World War 2 and made it out alive. My Dad served during the Korean War and also came back to the United States with his life and without injury. Two of my uncles have served and they are still with us today.
So as we start this Memorial Holiday weekend with thoughts of BBQ’s and shopping, I am taking a moment to be silent and pray. I am praying for all of the people out there who have not been as fortunate as I have. Those that suffer the loss of the ones they loved who are now gone forever. For so many it is not just a day off from work or a trip to the beach. And for me it is not a time to point fingers or judge governments either. It is simply a time of remembrance and compassion….
Be safe this Memorial Day…