May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend...

A hero is someone who has given his or her
life to something bigger than oneself...

To many, Memorial Day, the federal U.S. holiday that takes place every year on  the 
last Monday of May, is just another excuse for a three-day weekend. It’s also known  as the
 day that marks the official start of summer and as a day devoted to getting great deals
 at the mall. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day goes far beyond
 barbecues and mattress sales.  For many this is not an easy day. 

The holiday began after the Civil War, and at that time was known as “Decoration Day.” 
While it was originally founded to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War, today, 
Memorial Day is a day to honor all of the Americans who have died in military service.

Patriotic Americans should take a moment from their day of celebration and leisure
 to reflect on the brave sacrifices of those who have given their lives for this great nation. 

I have learnt that being an American is being able to follow your own personal calling.
As they say, to be able to do what you want to do is incredible FREEDOM!


and may we never forget that FREEDOM isn't FREE.

Being an American, it's the way you think
and the way you live...