Memorial Day- A New Meaning
Looking back as a youth Memorial day really didn't have much significance for me because I didn't come from a military background nor had my parents associated with any military personnel. It was just a regular day at our house. We might of heard some talk about it at church for the most part it it meant a three day weekend full of fun activities. Outings and invites to barbeques to say the least were my favorite pass time for Memorial day. Looking back, I have had fond memories of this great holiday. It was always a happy time to celebrate with friends and relatives. A time my family used to reconnect with people they had not seen for a while. A fun time.
As I grew older began working as a nurse I saw another side of Memorial Day. I met countless veteran and their families and began associating with them. I've attended Memorial Day parades to honor our troops. I learned from my veteran patients what it meant to be a solider during World War 1 and 2. A solemn time of reflection. I began watching documentaries about those events as I talked with more soldier. They always had great stories to tell me.These retired soldiers always looked forward to Memorial Day events. It means a lot to them when strangers from all walks of life come and thank them for their dedication in serving our beloved country.
As business owners we know how hard it is to build a business from scratch. It take time sacrifice, commitment, pereserverance to achieve our goals. Let us intentionally make the effort to remember our troops. They help build our nation so we can have freedom. Through their sacrifice of hard work blood, sweat, tears, loss of limbs and to those who fought and lost their lives for each and everyone of us. Let us honor our troops for their hard work and remind them that works was not done in vain.