The Real Celebration behind Memorial Day Weekend

Posted On: 05/22/2015

Reflecting on the true meaning of Memorial Day 

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.

Remembering those who we have lost 

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. 

Honoring the Unknown

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. 

 

Author Information

Katie Cummings
Mobility Blogger

My professional background stems from non-profit marketing and fundraising for a large children’s cancer hospital. Every day I was able to make connections and relationships for kids and their families going through devastating times. From securing small donations to large corporate support, it was all about providing hope that one day doctors and researchers would find a cure. It was truly an honor to be a part of something so important.

Just this past year, I came to work alongside my family for BLVD.com, a website dedicated to offering the latest information and resources for people needing mobility products. This was a dream come true for me as I have always wanted to combine more time with my family while still helping others. Our family has been in the mobility industry for over 35 years with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for people with mobility issues. This is the spirit behind BLVD and what I am most excited about sharing in my blog.

I love meeting new people and have found that volunteering is the best way to learn more about others and myself. Coffee keeps me going as do walks my pup "Kirby" and most of all being with family and friends. I invite you to check out my blog to learn more about how "together we can move through life better!"

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