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Pre-Memorial Day Reflection

Monday is Memorial Day in the USA where those who served and sacrificed everything in the military are remembered and honored. A solemn and serious time of reflection and honor to those who are no longer with us because they died for their nation.

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It is my hope that those who have served and sacrificed over the past few years have done so for all Americans. Freedom and liberty are two words used a lot in the USA and it doesn’t seem everyone has access to those ideals that many people hold fast to their heart and soul.

Yes, I am a liberal but I respect those who chose to wear the uniform of this nation. Not everyone can or will make that choice and its an individual decision. Also not everyone is suited for this type of service. For those who serve who are also a part of the LGBTQ community thank you for being on the wall, on the front lines and doing so even though many in this country hates you just for being who you were born to be.

Let’s remember those who gave all but strive to make that sacrifice worth it for everyone. It’s the American way isn’t it?

Memorial Day 2018 In The USA #memorialday

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Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. On this day remember the ultimate sacrifice many have made to serve others and to advance the right to life, liberty and happiness for everyone.

Service To One Another, There’s Lots Of Good In It

Serving others is a way of bringing peace into the world. When you help your brothers and sisters in humanity you bring them into a place where they can help others too and the cycle keeps on going. If everyone serves then the load is lighter and the work gets done faster. In scripture it says the generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

Sharing what you have by giving of your time and talents is a great thing to do for others and the world. Doing for others means doing for yourself. There’s lots of good in being there for others and working to make the world a better place.

LGBTQ Service

I love and support my LGBTQ friends and I believe they should have the right to live and serve as citizens as well as the right to life, liberty and happiness afforded to all who call this country home.

Transgender people should not be denied the opportunity to serve in the military. They have much to offer and we need people of all walks of life to serve and protect. America is the land of freedom and opportunity so this sounds like something contrary to what makes this country special.

America Observes Memorial Day, Remembering Sacrifice and Service

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The Traveling Vietnam Wall during it’s stop in Chattanooga on July of 2016

Today in the United States we remember those who have given their lives in the defense of this country. Many who have gone into battle did not come home. Giving ones life is the ultimate sacrifice. Those who wear the uniform of their country are to be respected and honored because they are going into harms way. Many families mourn those who died on the battlefield and may they be comforted. May their loved ones and friends be remembered on this and every day.

Veteran’s Day In America

 

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. (From Wikipedia)

To all the veterans who have served, I thank you for everything you have done. You have made the world better by putting on a uniform and going to work every day. Thank You!