I honor & remember: James F Phillippi SOS2/SS James and 129 others perished during sea-trials with the loss of the USS Thresher (SSN 593). April 10, 1963
Thanks to all who have served and those who sacrificed in every way imaginable, so that we can be FREE!!! FREEDOM ISN'T FREE AND UNFORTUNATELY MANY WILL SEE REALITY DIRECT IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME!!! GOD BLESS Y'ALL!!!
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?
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
My family will be having a cookout for all military personnel, retires, vetrans and fallen soldiers and government employees and and spouses and children. Which basically includes most of my family. "My father and step father are both retirees and I have seen the lived the backside of the life". Being a military brat was not is not what people assume. "I applaud my 22 year old daughter for taking on this life as a spouse". I see her the nervousness in my princess voice Everytime they awaits her husband's orders. Also quite a few ROTC high school graduates enlisting. However, it is out of town so my mother, daughter and I will be giving out plates to the homeless today. "Many prayers will be prayed and tears cried as we celebrate this day with joy, unforgotten memories and new uncertainties but at the end of the day we know for sure; God is still in charge.
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.
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
Memorial Day weekend is here, and it’s more than just the unofficial kickoff of summer. It’s a time to reflect and remember.
How will you be honoring the brave men and women who served this country? It could be a simple, “thank you” to a current or former service member. Perhaps it’s something more, like volunteering your time. Whatever it is you do, we want to hear about it!
Comment with how YOU will be honoring our troops, and tag it with #HonorOurTroops.