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Today, we remember. 🇺🇸
This past year has been a weird one, America. If I’m being honest I have struggled with finding the deep patriotism that I have always felt. So many things have happened in this country that I have not been proud of, especially in terms of our government. This past election season was the nastiest one of my life. I saw people acting in ways that made me shudder. Political agendas have been put before compassion and integrity. Harsh words that can’t be taken back. No, this has not been the America that I love.
But I do believe that we can get back there. If we go back to our roots, put the needs of our fellow brothers and sisters above our own and make showing love and compassion our priority.
So today, we honor the sacrifice of so many brave men and women who chose to give their lives so that we could afford the freedom to have a funky year. They did not ask if our behavior was worth their sacrifice. They simply put it all on the line so that we could have the freedom that we have.
Today is not about picnics or lake days or killer sales (although those things are nice, and a part of the freedom that we get to enjoy!). Today is about them. So I challenge you, as you go about enjoying your day off and making sweet memories with friends and family, pause for a moment and think about those who have died. Say a prayer of comfort for their families. And stop taking our freedom for granted.