Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day: Remember The Women And Men Who Died.

Memorial Day, like a lot of summer holidays, are usually celebrated at the beach or at a barbecue.

We tend to forget to the meaning of the holiday as we all pack our bags and suntan lotion. This is just a reminder, as you bake, eat, drink and have fun in the sun, to take a small moment to thank the men and women who helped us have the freedom that we enjoy; many of the survivors have come back from duty, handicap and broken.

Marcelite Harris, the Air Force's first African-American female general.

And let’s not forget, it’s not just white men that have given their life for our freedom but women; mothers; sisters and daughters in shades of white-to-black-to brown and beyond. We also forget many of our fallen brothers and sisters were gay, straight, bi and transgendered.

Today I will throw an extra hamburger on the grill for all the women and men who gave their life for our freedom, I hope you remember them too.