3-day weekend, barbequing, trips, day off, family, friends, drinking, swimming, beach…these are all words that we typically associate with Memorial Day weekend, and these are all great things. But, we also need to keep in mind that there is a reason we have this holiday. Our brave men and women who have, do, and will serve our country is the real reason for this glorious holiday. Without their service, their dedication to our freedom, and their sacrifices of being away from their families and even of their lives being taken, we wouldn’t have this day to enjoy with our family and friends, good food, and fun times.
Fox News posted an article titled America’s oldest veteran to spend quiet Memorial Day at Texas home. Richard Overton is 107 years old and is believed to be the oldest living veteran. This is a quick and easy read and I recommend taking a look.