Saturday, May 29, 2010

Perspective

What a deep word to be thinking about on the Holiday weekend!  It is perspective about Memorial Day, however, that has changed for me over the years!  Let's start at the beginning!  My Birthday is May 31 and every 7 years it falls on Memorial Day itself while 4 out of those seven years my day falls in the weekend that is Memorial Day weekend!  Are we tracking so far?

Anyway, when I was younger, Memorial Day and the weekend preceding it were all about me and my Birthday!  We would plan MY party or a fun vacation for MY Birthday!  I had no clue that there was an actual meaning to the day and just assumed that everyone in the U.S. was celebrating my birthday!!  Ha!!  Ha!!!  Now, as I have matured, I know the true meaning of the Holiday and wish we could just forget that I have a Birthday that will make me another year older!  Sigh..........

So to all the men and women who have served our country including:  my dad (US Navy), my step-dad (US Army), the Knight (US Army) and my brother (US Army National Guard) I say a big thank you!  So during all the celebrations this weekend remember the fallen soldiers who died for our freedom and thank a Veteran or Soldier in your community for all they have done!

Enjoy your Holiday!!

2 comments:

Secondary Roads said...

Happy birthday Jo. Hope you have many more and that they are all happy. While reading your post today, I had a couple of e-mail exchanges with my younger son, Scott. He is a veteran of Desert Storm. I called him to say thanks for his service (21 years) to our great land.

Lin said...

Happy Birthday to you, Jo!! I wish you a great year ahead and much joy. :)

 

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