Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

Memorial Day remembers and honors those who have died in our nation's service; particularly from battle or war wounds.  Those who say, "Happy Memorial Day," do not understand this solemn time. Most Americans confuse Memorial Day as a time for celebration, fun, bar-b-que's, and huge sale events.

Before you bite into that burger, say a prayer of thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice so you can enjoy what you are about to partake. If you shop the sales, remember that these possessions and services are courtesy of our military dead.
 Please think of those who died, veterans who lost their buddies, and families who lost their loved ones, before you utter, "Happy Memorial Day!" It is not a day of happiness, but of remembrance and honoring.

Today, we turn our thoughts and activities to reflect all those who died in the line of service. We also keep surviving families close to our hearts; their sacrifice continues on a different battlefield.

 As we go about our day today, please be mindful that this is a day for the dead. Envision in your minds-eye spending the day in a cemetery where the heroes we honor on Memorial Day have been laid to rest.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Is Your Name, or Someone You Know, On This List?

Memorial Day Personal Effects List Update!

The little photo collage pictured above is a handful of personal effects just recently returned to veterans and surviving families. Our TOP Personal Effects List has just been updated with lots of changes! Please check the list--you, or someone you know, might be on it!

Especially as we near Memorial Day, pay close attention to the names of effects belonging to soldiers killed-in-action (names on "The Wall"), which have yet to be returned to surviving families who we have not been able to locate--please help us find these families. Perhaps sharing this post (and link) with others might be a gesture to help recognize Memorial Day: