Memorial Day

I never knew why the occasional cookout was a thing on this Monday holiday.

It’s been awhile since my family celebrated Memorial Day.

Today, we celebrated. More extended family got together, swam in the pool, ate delicious food, and just shared! Shared our time, created memories.

Doing this really signified the meaning of Memorial Day. Around the country, we get to take a day off to honor the men and women who selflessly honored us, Americans, and our nation.

We truly live in the best country on earth. There’s nothing wrong with supporting your nation, with loving your nation, and celebrating your nation even through its imperfections. After all, your family could never be perfect but you still rejoice in being part of it.

The States is the larger family we belong to. We are all one people, one family–where some of our very courageous brothers and sisters have given their lives for our freedom. There’s no loyalty stronger than giving your life.

Jesus did that for us. Our fallen heroes certainly acted like Him in their sheer dedication to defend our soil, the family’s home.

We memorialize their lives through this holiday. There’s meaning here. It’s not just about grilled burgers and beer–

Today, we were able to make memories with the people we love because of these brave souls. Their souls live with us in the freedom to celebrate. They live with us in the power of love, honor, and family. They live with us because we are fortunate enough to live.

I feel blessed to be a part of a nation who fights for one another. To be part of a nation who does not forget the sacrifice.

Thank you to those who have given their all. Thank you to those servicemen who still give their all, despite the chances.

God Bless America.

 

With love,
Mama X

 

 

 

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