As I wore my patriotic garb today, I was constantly reminded about the sacrifices, which the soldiers and their families must make to keep us all out of harms way.
Then I saw images of soldiers placing flags on the tombs of soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery and tears suddenly started etching their way down my cheek. I realized once again how high the stakes are for these men and women and I was touched, by their unwavering love for America.
Memorial Day is a legal holiday in the United States, which remembers the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
YFact: Observed every year on the last Monday of May… Memorial Day originated as ‘Decoration Day’ after the American Civil War in 1868. Established during a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers, Memorial Day has hence become a time followed tradition to share the loving hearts of those soldiers lost in battle.
The Y Life thanks you for your service and honors you for endangering your truth to protect the light shimmering through all Americans!
Be Proud, Be Kind, Be Lovable.. Be You!