This weekend says "summer" in soooo many ways ....the weather, the picnic and barbeque ...the attitude of gratitude we all share for the men and women who have given and continue to give our country service knowing for some, that can mean the ultimate sacrifice.
It is not just the person themselves that gives so much of themselves...but their families as well. The wife or husband who learns the skills of a single parent while their spouse is deployed. The parents, regardless of the age of their children...who are always going to worry until their children are safely returned home. The Siblings who offer prayers that the Brother or Sister will be home to celebrate holidays.
It's easy to forget...harder to remember....and necessary we show these families our appreciation for all they endure every day...and that we too have their loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.
Remember everyone...show them your gratitude.....with a note, a hug, a kind word....may this holiday one that is remembered for how you remembered others.