Sometimes it's easy to forget that Memorial Day weekend isn't just about picnics and the unofficial start to summer. It's about loss and honoring those losses.
My heart goes out this coming long weekend (and always) to families and friends who have lost loved ones while they served. I am thinking of you while also remembering my Uncle who I lost several years ago.
...and to all those who serve, thank you.
Who will YOU remember this Memorial Day?
Let us not forget, on this Memorial Day, the many men & women who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can enjoy, prosper and live in free society. Always remember the following. It is the soldier, not the reporter who calls himself a journalist, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the university/college campus organizer, who has given us the right to demonstrate. It is the soldier, not the ambulance chasing lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trail. It is the all those men & women in uniform, not the priest/pastor, who has given us the right to worship as we deem fit. It is the soldier, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote. It is those in uniform who salute and honor our flag, serves under the flag, writes a blank check for their life and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives the protestor the right to burn our flag. Always remember life without honor is no life at all you merely exist but you do not live. IN VALOR THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE. GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.
Share how your city or town is honoring Memorial Day. Here in the Boston Area, the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund plants 37,000 flags to symbolize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
We recently spoke with Cavett Ishihara (https://www.jobcase.com/p/cavett.ishihara), a veteran who will be retiring after 20+ years in the military, and he said "99% of Americans don't understand what we do".
Today, take a moment to reflect on those who have sacrificed everything doing one of the toughest jobs of all - protecting our freedom.
We’re all continuing to take some time to reflect on those who served. WATCH Jobcase CEO Fred Goff talking about how he’s going to honor our troops on Memorial Day. Interested in joining us? Post how you’ll be honoring our troops, and tag it with #HonorOurTroops. https://youtu.be/iLIIqp6V-tw
Hi everyone. Just a reminder that it is the Memorial Day weekend, and with that you can expect an even longer delay in hearing back from all those applications/resumes you submitted.
If you applied to any jobs this week, expect a delay and don't get down if you don't hear back before Tuesday at the earliest.
Humbled. Appreciative. Proud. And remembering their families and loved ones too. The sacrifices extend so far beyond those fallen hero’s themselves. Thank you never seems enough, but it’s a start. Thank you! #memorialday #grateful #veterans #humble
HI community, Memorial Day, a day to remember our troops, who served to protect our country and preserve our rights as American Citizens. Originally called Decoration Day.
Personally, I thank God each and everyday that I live in America and I am American, there is no greater country to live in. Memorial day has been historically, citizens visiting cemeteries to honor veterans who have given their lives to protect our freedoms. I will not be adhering to tradition however. I plan on spending a quiet day at home, doing some odd jobs around the house and reflecting, not just on this country and it's hero's but on life overall. We will have a small cookout, weather permitting to welcome in the first day of summer. At this point, in Springfield, MA, doesn't look promising! I will also use this day as a personal day to look at some of the mistakes in my life that I have made and strive for self improvement, something that all of us could use on a continuous basis. Reminders of some of our faults and being honest about them along with working to change. Even if it does rain, it is going to be a great day. I sincerely hope the entire Jobcase community has a great day as well. Happy Memorial Day.
My children have never once doubted that they would be free to choose the life they wish to lead. To speak their minds. To pursue life, liberty, and happiness. This freedom was hard-fought and extracted a high price.
I am in awe of those who volunteered to answer the call to arms. I am appreciative of all who fought and humbled by those that made the ultimate sacrifice. I am profoundly saddened that the loss and sacrifice continue to be carried every day by their loved ones.
Thank you seems so insufficient, and yet those are the words that rise up. Thank you. Thank you for my freedom and my children's carefree expectation that this has always been so and will always be. And lets all of us strive to do what we can to support their families in every way we can. Our veterans and their families don't just deserve this, they have earned it. And no-one more so than the loved ones who mourn the sacrifices of our fallen heroes every day. Lets not just commit to memorial day, but memorial year.
God bless you all. God bless America. and thank you. #veterans, #memorialDay #gratitude #humility
Americans know what Memorial Day feels like – the joy of a parade, the relaxation of a backyard barbecue, the comfort of family and friends, and the thrill of knowing summer is just around the corner. It feels like the perfect expression of American freedom bottled up in one day.
And this is exactly why we should reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day. Because it’s really about grit and determination and courage and sacrifice. It’s really about men and women who gave everything, so that we can enjoy all of these precious things.
So before the band plays and the grill gets fired up, let’s stop and say – “Thank you. We will always remember.”
If there is someone you would like to honor today, please post their name here and tell us why they were special.
Before we all hit the beach, enjoy a BBQ or two (or three), and dive into the unofficial start of summer, we wanted to first take some time to pause, reflect, and talk about how we’ll be honoring our troops on Memorial Day. If you’d like to join us, post how you’ll be honoring our troops, and tag it with #HonorOurTroops. https://youtu.be/04WStS_DYwM