Kimberly Jordan: Let’s not soon forget true meaning of Memorial Day

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, many people have their minds on cookouts, trips to visit relatives, vacations and all manner of other things.
May 22, 2014
Kimberly Jordan

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, many people have their minds on cookouts, trips to visit relatives, vacations and all manner of other things. 

The weekend is considered by lots of people as “the official kick-off of summer” and as such, travel and other special events are often scheduled.

I happen to be one of those people, as my wedding took place on Memorial Day weekend. We enjoyed time with family and all of the other joys associated with such a momentous point in life.

However, no matter what things you are celebrating this weekend, also remember the true spirit of the holiday.

Memorial Day is a time to honor service men and women who have paid the ultimate price to give the rest of us the freedom to have our cookouts and spend time with those we love. I also want to thank those who are currently serving for everything that they do for me and all of the nation everyday.

Many members of my family have served or are currently serving in various branches of the military. I have the utmost respect for all of them and truly consider them my heroes.

So as I celebrate my anniversary this weekend, I will also take time to think of all those who are protecting my freedom. I will also remember those who died to defend our liberty.

I hope you do as well.

Kimberly Jordan is The Democrat’s general assignment reporter. Email her at kimberly.jordan@lebanondemocrat.com or follow her on Twitter @wilsonnewsroom. 

 

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