Remembering our Fallen Military Heroes this Memorial Day

Paracord Paul & Memorial Day

It’s the Friday before Memorial Day. Each year, I post this message to try to break through the cacophony of noise about the upcoming weekend—very little of which is actually about the true meaning of Memorial Day.

It’s not about mattress or appliance sales. I’ve never understood how “Memorial Day Sale!” correlated to honoring the fallen…

Ironically, because of our military patriots, many do not have to face the reality of the actual cost of freedom and liberty: blood and treasure. Instead, because of the fallen, we have the freedom and liberty we hang on to without a thought or concern for the freedom many take for granted.

As we enjoy this coming weekend, we should all take a moment at 3 p.m. on Monday to think about those in our military who will see no more bright summer days in the country they served and died for. They deserve not only our remembrance but our humble gratitude.

Established by Congress in 2000, the National Moment of Remembrance has become an annual American tradition. Pause for one minute a 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day to honor the men and women who have fallen while fighting for our Country and to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.

United States Congress

Remembering The Fallen

Wall of Heroes

Let’s also pause and think about Billy Cyrus’s song lyrics, “all gave some, and some gave all,” and by doing so, they watered the tree of liberty.

Over the holiday weekend, please take a moment to visit our Wall of Heroes and pay your respects. It will be a profound experience.

Then, please send the link to others to remind them why they get to have a long three-day weekend and that it is not about sales, fun, and games—it’s about remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and liberty.

Please stop by our Wall of Heroes and pay your respects. Look at those names and faces and realize they sacrificed their lives so you could enjoy the freedom and liberty only to be found in this Republic.

I can always tell when Judi has added new photos, which requires her to view the entire Wall to ensure its functionality—the box of Kleenex is right next to her mouse. If you have a fallen hero, please contact us so we can include them on our Wall.

Please Donate

Unlike many other companies, we don’t consider Memorial Day an excuse, celebration, or opportunity to run a sale. (And you don’t want to be around Judi when those commercials come on!) So old Glory will be at half-staff on Monday until noon at our compound.

Each year, we donate to our favorite charities in honor of the fallen and assist those living with the wounds of war. Can you please join us and contribute as well?

Then, pray for our troops before heading off for your long weekend.

The American Flag does not fly because the wind moves past it. The American Flag flies from the last breath of each Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and Marine who has died protecting it.
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