Good morning. Happy Memorial Day.
Just a quick stop to share a few things.
First, my view as I made dinner last night.
There was also an old radio playing and Pat the parrot whistling. It’s moments like this I just know I am truly blessed.
I got a chance to get on the treadmill early this morning.
I wanted to get a few miles in for the Wear Blue Run to Remember. I first learned about the organization and the cause at the Marine Corps Marathon with the Runner’s World Challenge.
You can go to the website and dedicate your miles for today.
I’m going to do that with my treadmill miles.
I had Bart with my who has been spreading the word about dedicating today’s miles for the cause.
I ad a blue Halo
and my blue Mizuno shoes.
I also had company for the last mile.
It’s a challenge to run or walk a mile every day from Memorial Day to the 4th of July.
You can enter and learn more about the challenge here.
Last year on Memorial Day I found a great website on what we can do to observe this special day.
The “Memorial” in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are beneficiaries of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our friends who have given the ultimate sacrifice:
- by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
- by visiting memorials.
- by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
- by flying the ‘POW/MIA Flag’ as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act).
- by participating in a “National Moment of Remembrance“: at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played.
- by renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our falled dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.
Good perspective, yes?
Yesterday we honored and celebrated the life of a close friend.
They gave out these bracelets with such a great message.
Live. Say. Do.
Had to pass that along.
And a little message from the boys before I go.
In case you’re not sure, this say’s “My moose book.”
And this is something we’re all working on around here.
Encouraging and building each others up. There are already way too many people out there who try to knock us down, so it’s our job to build others up.
Have a wonderful day friends!