May 28, 2018

Memorial Day ~

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

Very pleased with the two pictures I took over the past weekend.

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.

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!


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