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Monday, May 30, 2011

WHY WE CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY

Many of us woke up today and realized that we're off from work. I bet a smile came to your face because it's Memorial Day, a company holiday. It's a holiday to hang with the kids and family. You'll get to kick back, eat, tan, drink a beer and many of us Yankees fans will be able to hopefully watch the Yankees clobber the Athletics at 4pm. But why are we off? Do you know?

It's not just a holiday today, it's a special holiday. Today we have to and must take a moment and realize that America is free because of the heroic US men and women who died while in the military serving this great country. Memorial day is a day that we take a second to stop and remember and honor all the people who have served and are serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. We are honoring veterans, surviving soldiers living and deceased in all of the wars the United States is and was involved in.

So today, take a moment...when you see a soldier, tell them "Thank you for your service". Without them, we wouldn't be able to do what we do every day, live in a free society, drink a beer, kick back and enjoy life.
And by the way, don't just honor our soldiers on Memorial Day, you should honor our soldiers every day. Don't ever feel weird or silly to tell a veteran soldier that you appreciate them. They come back to the real world and people don't ever approach them. It's sad really and it doesn't have to be that way. These are our heroes and those heroes are somebodys father or sister or husband or daughter.

The organizations that Bleeding Yankee Blue supports are below. Take a moment, check out the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House, they are terrific and they help our troops. Maybe you even want to donate.

The Wounded Warrior Project

The Fisher House

So, from all of us here at Bleeding Yankee Blue, a very special thank you to the United States Military, young and old, We salute you. Semper Fi.

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2 comments:

  1. God Bless America and God Bless our brave and intrepid men & women in the armed forces, both past and present...

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  2. Thanks BYB for reminding us why today is such an important holiday! And most of all thank you to everyone who is presently serving or who has served in the past - especially my own special veteran! We owe you all EVERYTHING!! Go Yanks!!!

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