Most of the conversations surrounding the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend involve parties, food, and fun. As the unofficial start to summer, it is easy to forget that this national holiday is meant to remember those who have died while serving our country. Have you stopped to take a minute to reflect on what this means to each of us? Without the courage and strength of thousands upon thousands of men and women in the military services, we would not have the opportunity to do the things we enjoy most like celebrating with family and friends.
Think about those families who have lost a loved one. Think about the little boy whose mom won't be able to tuck him into bed again. Or that father who won't be able to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. There are so many missed moments for those families but let us not waste this Memorial Day Weekend. Let us each make it a priority to pay tribute to those who have come before us and those who are currently in active duty who are making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
Just recently my husband and I visited a military cemetery to visit our grandfathers who both served our country. One thing that stuck out to us is how many grave markers had "Unknown" for the name. We kept asking ourselves questions about that person's life. Where they a son or daughter, mother or father, husband or wife? Were they young or old? Did those who love them get to say goodbye? All of these questions broke our heart for we will never know the answers. However, what we do know is that for all of the unknown soldiers who have passed and all of the soldiers we don't know now, thank you for your sacrifice. May God give you the strength and speed to get home safely.
From everyone at BLVD, we are honored to be able to serve those who serve our country.