Happy Memorial Day!


As I am sitting here at the computer, with my peanut butter toast, and a cup of tea; I can't help but reflect on WHY I have the day off from work?  WHY I get to enjoy a day with my family?  When there are all ranks of the military serving our country, away from their families, without a day off.   It's because of these men and women of our past, present and future, that I do get to do these things.  I can't express my heartfelt 'thank you' nearly enough.  

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 If you/your family is suffering the loss of a service member paying the ultimate sacrifice, my heart is heavy for you today. If you/your family is supporting a service member who is putting it all on the line, I worry with you every day. Selfless courage is what made our nation great. I'll never forget those who have and who currently embody this incredibly honorable trait.
I would like to share this poem, that an 87 year old, mentor/friend, of one of my friend's wrote.

Memorial Day

The crowds are getting smaller
The parades becoming few
The Holiday is upon us
And we have so much to do.

There are sales we have to get to
New vacation spots to see
A barbeque that must be started
Or someplace we need to be.

We’ve forgotten what this day is
What it was meant to be
A chance to pause and think about
The reason we are free.

To remember men and women
Who gave all that they could give
So we could all enjoy this land
And the freedom that we live.

So if you have a chance today
Please pause and say a prayer
For all of those that gave their all
To show how much they care.

Mike Nasset

Thank you to all who have served our country, and to their families as well. Because of you we all know freedom. .h.e crowds are getting smaller
The parades becoming few
The Holiday is upon us
And we have so much to do.

There are sales we have to get to
New vacation spots to see
A barbeque that must be started
Or some place we need to be.

We’ve forgotten what this day is
What it was meant to be
A chance to pause and think about
The reason we are free.

To remember men and women
Who gave all that they could give
So we could all enjoy this land
And the freedom that we live.

So if you have a chance today
Please pause and say a prayer
For all of those that gave their all
To show how much they care.

Mike Nasset

Thank you to all who have served our country, and to their families as well. Because of you we all know freedom. Please share this, if you would like.Memorial Day

The crowds are getting smaller
The parades becoming few
The Holiday is upon us
And we have so much to do.

There are sales we have to get to
New vacation spots to see
A barbeque that must be started
Or some place we need to be.

We’ve forgotten what this day is
What it was meant to be
A chance to pause and think about
The reason we are free.

To remember men and women
Who gave all that they could give
So we could all enjoy this land
And the freedom that we live.

So if you have a chance today
Please pause and say a prayer
For all of those that gave their all
To show how much they care.

Mike Nasset

Thank you to all who have served our country, and to their families as well. Because of you we all know freedom. Please share this, if you would


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