Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, and with it comes different meanings.
One being observing the actual holiday …
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season. (from timeanddate.com)
Another being the beginning of summertime activities …
The school term is drawing to a close, the weather is getting warmer, it stays light longer in the evenings. Everyone wants to spend more time outdoors after being cooped up over the long Chicago winter.
Signs of summer are popping up all over:
The trees have leaves, lawns are green, flowers are blooming and vegetable gardens are being planted.
Burgers and brats are sizzling on freshly scrubbed grills 🙂
Beaches & pools are opening, people are hiking & biking ~ they’re camping & fishing.
It seems like a large part of summer is about relaxing & enjoying fun, leisurely activities. Of course, in today’s busy 24/7 world it’s not always easy to find free-time to rest and relax. That’s where Tracy Helps You comes in … having a personal assistant take care of some of your to-do list tasks frees up your time to do what you want to do, as well as, taking care of the things you have to do.
November 11, 2014 ~ Today, like most Americans, I am thankful for our veterans. I am thankful for each man and women who put their life on hold to put on a uniform to serve their country. I am thankful for those who fought to win our freedom, and thankful for those who fight to keep it.
After 9/11, I think we have all learned that life as we know it can be forever changed in the blink of an eye. I am eternally grateful to the men and women in the military ~ those who have served and those currently serving. Thank you for protecting my freedom … thank you for being willing to lay down your life, so that I may go to sleep each night knowing you are protecting my right to live in “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. I am truly blessed.
November 11 ~ Today I am thankful for my freedom. We Americans seem to take our freedom for granted. I am thankful for all the veterans who have fought to keep the United States free. I am thankful for every man and woman who has voluntarily enlisted in our military. I am honored by their sacrifice. I am honored by the sacrifice of the families they leave behind to serve.
I love American History and historical movies. I particularly like WWII movies, so many of them portray honor, pride and a sense of duty. I’ve always been patriotic, and I usually get all choked up and teary when I remember how blessed I am to live in this great country. I am proud to be an American citizen and I’m proud of our veterans. Happy Veterans Day !
♥ Today I am thankful for my freedom, and for the veterans who fought for it ♥