It's not a moment in time. It's not a special day. It's not a weekend celebration.
It's a loving memory of those who have given their lives to protect our freedom.
The unsung heroes. The Marine, the Soldier, the Sailor who placed his life on the line and with the blink of an eye that life was gone. Given to protect the lives of people he never knew or met. People who would be protected for generations to come. All because he answered the call of duty and made the choice to serve his country.
To some, it is someone we didn't know and we can go around and just enjoy our weekend with no thought to what this day means. But to some, it was a husband or wife, a mother or father, a son or daughter. The ones who gave their lives for our freedom left behind a family that cared. A family that loved. And a family that still mourns their passing every day.
Please remember to utter a thank you during your busy weekend to celebrate and praise the very ones who are responsible for your right to enjoy the holiday.