Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend: My Gold Star Family Tribute

Photo taken by Brittney Biddle
As Memorial Day falls upon us, many lose sight of what this day and weekend represent. While a large portion of our population is out taking advantage of their day off of work, no school, partying, cooking out and simply gathering with family and friends, sharing a beer or two, hanging out at the lake or whatever it is that they do - I hope they take a moment to realize what the true meaning is and why the last Monday in May is deemed as Memorial Day. It is not the gate that is opened taking us into the summer, though many look at it as that. After all, this is the day that the pools typically open and boats are taken to the lake welcoming the beautiful weather.

In the reality of it all, this day and weekend is about remembering those that have layed down their lives as they fought to keep our nation free and safe. It is about the families that have been left behind. This weekend is dedicated to our service men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives. It is in memory of those who so bravely served, never to return to their families. It is about the families that patiently waiting for the return of their loved ones, to receive the dreaded knock on their doors. Remember that as you are out enjoying this weekend. Remember the true heroes and their sacrifices.

In lieu of this weekend, I am hosting an event with my Thirty-One. Proceeds from this event will be donated to one (or two organizations depending on the proceed amount) for the families of our fallen heroes. This event is currently open and will close the morning of May 31, 2012. (This months special is for every $31 you spend, you can purchase an All-In-One Organizer for $5 - Item 3258).

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Please share this event and blog with your family and friends so we can make a nice donation. Without this event being successful, I cannot make a donation.

I am praying and thinking about all of the Gold Star Families that will feel the immediate affect of Memorial Day. My husband came home from his deployments, but many of our friends did not. There is never a day that we do not think about them. They will NEVER be forgotten.

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