Memorial Day has always held special meaning for us. This weekend is more than just BBQ’s and enjoying the start of summer. We both come from a military background – Shelly having served 4 years in the Air Force during the first Gulf War and Mark’s father serving in the Air Force during Korea.
Sadly, Mark’s father is no longer with us. This weekend will hold a lot of reflecting back on the good memories of him. I (Shelly) will also be remembering many friends I lost during my time in service. We understand what these young men and women who are currently serving (or recently separated from service) are going through and they have my respect and admiration. We must always hold them dear and remember they are serving OUR COUNTRY. Where they go and what they are assigned to do is beyond their control.
The men and women who sign up to serve our country are doing so freely, with the knowledge that they could lose their lives doing so. They do not make much money but they are defending us all so we can rest easy. Trust me, it takes a lot of courage to be so selfless.
So please take a moment during this long weekend and truly remember what it represents. We are enjoying our freedom, our families, get-togethers, etc, all because someone else is sacrificing their lives for us. Honor our military members and veterans and if you see someone in uniform take a moment and thank them for their service – it will mean the world to them!
Stay safe and have a fabulous weekend!! 🙂
Shelly & Mark ~ Boondock or Bust!