Memorial Day – Remember & Honor

My dad served many years in the Danish army and was apparently doing well. So well that he was asked to travel to the US to help train the officers. However, he was in love with my mother and decided to stay in Denmark to build our family and create his business.

I never served in the armed forces. When going through the draft at 18, the doctor stamped me as not fit for duty. According to the doctor, my back was pretty messed up, and I would not complete my military duty. Looking back, perhaps this was my opportunity to become Captain Denmark!

We moved to the US in 2011 as part of a job relocation, and it has been an amazing journey. We’ve met many military people. We appreciate all they do!

Since moving here, we got involved with local charities helping the military. Or, more correctly, sending gifts and thoughts to the men and women stationed abroad.

We had the awesome privilege to become American citizens a few years ago. Becoming a citizen in God’s own country is amazing. It took us five years, but it was worth it. Thank you, America!

It is a privilege and honor to make food for our troops for special holidays, pack Christmas stockings, bake cookies, and write cards of encouragement. Our family enjoys helping as much as we can to support our troops. The little we do is important for our troops – we strongly believe.

These brave individuals provide us with the freedoms that we avail of every day. Without their sacrifices, our lives would have been a lot more different. Their bravery fights for democracy and suppression abroad. Some wars might seem senseless, perhaps all wars, but they keep your borders safe from evil forces.

I don’t give a damn if you are black, white, Mexican, Asian, purple, or green!

I wouldn’t care if you voted for Trump, Hillary, or your cat!

I don’t give a damn if you are gay, straight, 42 different genders, or if you identify as a Parakeet on Monday and a milkshake on Friday!

Stolen from a Facebook meme

Our military doesn’t ask for your sexual orientation, political beliefs, skin color, or religion you observe. These brave people made it possible for you to be whatever you want to be! We, The People (all of us), should show respect and honor to those how gave it all to live in the greatest country on earth and have the freedom to do and be whatever the hell we want.

I think it is important that we take a moment to review why we celebrate Memorial Day. I’m sure thousands of blogs, websites, and newsletters flood your social media stream with images of Memorial Day. Unfortunately, many do not appreciate or consider the sacrifices made by our awesome troops.

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.  It started all the way back in the Civil War in the late 1860s.

It is a tradition we need to keep alive, and we need to make sure our kids, and generations to be, will remember and honor thee brave souls.

As newly adopted citizens of this great nation, we are grateful for the opportunity to be part of this. We thank America for welcoming us, and we repay that by supporting our troops. Our troops made our dream possible.

Your efforts and sacrifices were not in vain. We remember you. We honor you. You made the American dream a reality. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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