Memorial Day Weekend – Remembering Those Who Fought For Us
May 28 2012

Memorial Day is a great day to remember the many freedoms we have because of those who volunteered or were drafted to fight for our American way of life.  There are many around the world who cannot gather with their friends and family so freely, eat barbeque, drink beer (I’m not a beer drinker, but it’s fun watching others drink beer), watch the kids play, and just have a good time.

This weekend the kids and I got to spend time with some very long time friends who have been like family to me for close to 25 years now.  Our kids have grown up together and someone this weekend called them “college cousins” which I thought was a very nice term given I met my best friend in college.

As much as we often struggle to pave the way for our kids, it’s nothing compared to those who have stood on the front lines to defend us the past hundreds of years.  Thank you to those who have served so we can enjoy our freedom!

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5 Comments on “Memorial Day Weekend – Remembering Those Who Fought For Us”

  1. 1 Adrian said at 4:15 AM on May 29th, 2012:

    Our soldiers , fought with bravery and they did risk their lives for us and our safety and safe future! I Salute them!

  2. 2 Ann said at 1:23 PM on May 30th, 2012:

    Hi there,
    being an Army brat, we were taught to hold Memorial Day dear and close to our hearts. It was usually as big of a celebration as July 4th and Thanksgiving. We were proud and thankful for those we lost and for those that came back. A true day of gratitude to our Armed Forces.

  3. 3 Rob said at 1:19 AM on June 1st, 2012:

    Sounds like you had a great Memorial Day weekend. Great points on remembering why we are fortunate enough to have this holiday.

  4. 4 Weekend with the Folks « Jen's adventures! said at 7:29 PM on June 3rd, 2012:

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  5. 5 Aruni said at 12:10 PM on June 13th, 2012:

    @Adrian, @Ann, and @Rob – Thanks for commenting and to @Ann for sharing her experiences in a military family!