Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day is not just another three day weekend. When was the last opportunity that you took to commemorate our soldiers that have lost their lives for our safety and our freedom? Don't worry, you are not alone. I too am guilty of looking at this weekend as a time to catch up on grilling and added naps.

In 2009 acknowledge what this day is truly about. Pay tribute to our soldiers past and present. I want to send a special prayer to Kurt's grandfather, Fred Handy, who served in the military and passed away 9 years ago. May he rest in peace and may we be grateful to his commitment and sacrifice.

Review your local newspaper or look up online for memorial services held in your neighborhood that are open to the public. Show up whether or not you know someone personally, because after all, the soldiers that protect us do not know us personally, but still risk their lives.

Cards for Heroes supports our nation's armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them throughout their deployment. To date they have sent over 140,000 cards to our heroes serving in the Middle East. You can find more information on making + sending cards here.

There are various ways to make an impact this Memorial Day weekend! Step out of your comfort zone and do something extraordinary!


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Anonymous said...

Fred Handy, my father served in WWII in the Pacific. Every Memorial Day at the Hawarden Iowa Cemetary all the veterans who are buried there has a flag on the Avenue of Flags and their names are read during a ceremony.
Gail Lang

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