As we wake and rise this Memorial Day, it’s so very important that we all understand the value in today, and see beyond the three-day weekend so many celebrate instead. The true meaning and purpose of today far surpass the excitement that summer is nearing.
For some, this morning serves as a painful and tearful reminder that their families are a member short. Now, forever changed, as somebody that they loved dearly paid the ultimate sacrifice for each of us, and our freedoms.
Today often carries pain, questions, and also a well-deserved sense of pride. Pride in knowing that their fallen soldier and loved one left this earth a hero. Those left behind are parents, brothers, sisters, wives, husbands, sons and daughters. This also represents the titles of those that have perished, fighting for our country.
The survivors that they sadly had to leave behind all carry with them a piece of this land, a piece of our freedoms, even a small piece of every single one of us citizens. They hold a piece to it all because they all lost a piece of their heart in the very name of it.
To those that have served, are currently serving, and those that didn’t make it back home, we all here at Hooray Cafe thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Your bravery, and willingness to risk it all for people whom you have never even met are reflections of your great soul. Today, we honor you and all your fellow soldiers.