"Those who have not had a father, a brother, a son, an uncle, or another relative serve in the military can probably never quite understand what Memorial Day is like for those who have waited for loved ones to return from war—or who have received word that they will not be returning. Too many acts of patriotism by these real-life heroes go unnoticed by the rest of our country. Many children grow up today thinking that Memorial Day is little more than the first three-day weekend after the last day of school, set aside for picnics and leisure activities instead of paying tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.Tim McGraw's "If You're Reading This" helps get to the heart of the matter. Check out the video:
This year, consider taking your family to a local event that commemorates the real significance of Memorial Day. Then, talk with your children about the father-heroes who have given their lives in service to our country, or who are currently serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. What must it be like for those families who have lost a father and husband, or who are separated for so long? This weekend also provides a prime opportunity for us to reach out to these families (as well as veterans and their families) with gratitude."
Friday, May 25, 2007
Yes I Get Monday Off But for What?
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