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Memorial Day

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Traditionally, Americans celebrate Memorial Day as a kickoff to summer with family gatherings, cookouts, camping and backyard barbecues. But, Memorial Day is supposed to be a time for us to remember those military men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

fort rosecrans

I hope as you enjoy this day with your family, that you take just a moment to honor those who have given so much.  Lenny and I had the privilege of visiting Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery last summer while visiting our sailor girl in San Diego.


It truly was a humbling experience. We left pennies on the tombstones of some of the graves we visited. It was just unreal to see all the names of these mostly young men who lost their lives serving our country.


Lenny and I are so grateful to all those who have served our country – past, present and future. As a special tribute, I’d like to introduce you to a few of my heroes.

Our son Phillip was the first of our children to enlist. He serves in the US Army now as a Reservist.

Of course, there’s our youngest daughter Kristen who serves in the US Navy. She is currently on deployment to the Pacific Ocean.

Our oldest son, Brandon, serves in the US Army and is currently stationed in Georgia after being stationed in Germany for three years.

Two Soldiers and a Sailor

We are proud Army/Navy parents and could not be prouder of Phillip, Kristen and Brandon.


So, as you gather with your family this Memorial Day, let’s not forget to remember.

11265249_830498260366260_6283224139430308667_nThank you for taking the time to read my Memorial Day post. And, more importantly, thank you for choosing not to forget to remember and honor those who gave their life for this great country of ours.


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