Today, there will be people enjoying a day off from work. Many trips have been taken this weekend. Many burgers and hot dogs will be grilled. Today there will be great sales everywhere and many things will be purchased.
Sometimes we forget the true meaning of Memorial Day as we enjoy the things mentioned - as free people should. There's a reason we can enjoy these things, and it's not an altogether joyful reason. But these were sacrifices that were given with great courage, and given freely, thanks to the country we live in and our values. As a veteran who freely and willingly served our country, I respect and am awed by the selfless sacrifice of others.
So today, let's not forget the MEMORY of those that have given their lives for the freedom we take for granted.
Here is a video of a man that spoke at our church in the past. If there is someone that you have a MEMORY of and care to share, leave it in the comments below.
I hope your families are safe today - and our prayers are with those who have lost loved ones, welcomed home injured loved ones, or worry today about deployed friends and family.
We too, are offering a small gift in honor of Memorial Day, and if you are getting crafty this weekend, we hope you enjoy it. We thought since today is all about memories, we would focus on that, and are offering our new Memory MISTI - designed for 12x12 scrapbook pages - at 20% off for today only. Preserving your family's memories is so important. Don't procrastinate celebrating the small moments.
Have a safe Memorial Day - and please share your memories of friends or family in service below.
We appreciate you all.