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.
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.
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.