Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial Day is our chance to remember and reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and to honor their families. Those families pay the price of patriotism every day when a husband, wife, brother, sister, son or daughter is no longer there to share in the joys of our lives.

As important as it is for us, as adults, to understand what Memorial Day is really all about, it’s even more important to make sure the children in our lives understand it as well.

There’s no shortage of places where you can take a youngster and let them see what love of country means. There are memorials for almost every war and every branch of service you can think of and everyone of them conveys what it means to pursue the highest calling.

Summertime is when Hollywood likes to trot out it’s blockbuster action hero movies. This year you have the “A-Team” and “Iron Man.”

That’s make believe. Don’t let your children grow up without teaching them who the real-life heroes are.

*Taken from an article called "A time for our heroes"
By Rick Pfeiffer
Niagara Gazette


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