Monday, May 25, 2009

Celebrating those who have served!

Just wanted to take this opportunity on this Memorial Day to send out a thank you to all the men and women who serve our country and to celebrate the lives of those who have given their life while protecting our freedom and the freedom of others.

So hopefully you work for a company who has enough patriotism and sense of honor to allow you the day off to take a moment to do just that. If not, shame on them and you should come down with a good case of honor-itis and not show up today, heh heh.
The youngest Dravor was kept out of school today for that very reason and yes I said school.
They didn't close today in order to make up for a snow day. I'm sorry but for a government entity on any level to to be opened on a day that remembers those that died to allow us to have the freedoms we enjoy is shameful! The Dravors were peeved about that so the little one was kept out today for honor-itis.
I understand that for many this is just another day just to sit at home and maybe do a cook out and have a few friends over for an extended weekend. Which is great, that's a way to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy, we do some of those things ourselves. With all of that though please do take a moment or two to remember those who have served and are still serving our country.
We often take our freedoms and the opportunities we have for granted. And yes our country is not perfect and not everyone has equal opportunity no matter how you slice it but it's still the best system out there and we should take time to remember that.
So go out and enjoy those hard won freedoms today and don't forget to hug a Veteran or Soldier and let them know how much you appreciate what they do!

Xane and Dane