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Memorial Memory

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A picture from the Vietnam Wall of one our relatives that gave the ultimate sacrifice, his life.

Today is Memorial Day and I wanted to thank the families that have given the greatest sacrifice that a family can give, the loss of a loved one.  You see Memorial Day is not about the current men and women serving, it is not even about the ones that have already served, it is about the ones that left this earth serving their country.  So I can’t thank those men and women, but I can thank their families.

So if you are a family member of a service man or woman that has given their life in the service of the United States, THANK YOU.  I know that this may not be much but from a very young age I was taught that you don’t forget about the sacrifice others have made so that we can live in this country.  So today while I am enjoying a day with my wife, my kids, friends, and we are all barbecuing, I want you to know that I do this with the understanding that both individuals and families gave up so that I can enjoy my freedom.  So again, THANK YOU.

If you have lost a family member or friend in the service of this country, would you please place there name in the comment section as a way of honoring them on this day.

Thank you.

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How Does Memorial Day Matter?

A picture from the Vietnam Wall of our relative that gave the ultimate sacriice, his life.

A picture from the Vietnam Wall of our relative that gave the ultimate sacrifice, his life.

How does Memorial Day matter to you?  Is that you get a long weekend that is all that matters?  Is that you get to barbecue and have a few beers with friends is that all that matters?

For my family and I it has always been an opportunity for us to remember that there are men and women that gave their lives so that ours would matter.  That we have generation after generation of men and women in our family tree that have served in some form or another for our country.  So for us when it comes to Memorial Day it is the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we can have the freedoms that we enjoy.  Like having a long weekend. Like having a barbecue and a couple of beers with friends. Let us not forget why we have this holiday.

So thank you to Clayton P. Hoffman (grandpa), thank you Phil Bloyer (dad), thank you Clay Bloyer (brother), and ultimately Sheldon E. Bloyer.

Who are those that you choose to remember when it comes to Memorial Day?