Memorial Day: Admiration, Gratitude, Respect.
Each year, on the last Monday of May, we celebrate Memorial Day. Originally instituted as a day of honoring those who died during the Civil War, it eventually became a day to remember any soldier who died fighting in the United States Armed Forces.
Memorial Day is the perfect time to pause and consider how much we owe to those men and women who have given up their lives in the pursuit and defense of freedom. More importantly, they made A CHOICE to SERVE. We are so accustomed to living with this freedom in our country, that it is easy to take it for granted. It is hard to appreciate it when we do not know anything different. Just like a fish who doesn’t realize it is wet (because it has never been anything else but wet), we tend to not realize the magnitude of privilege that is ours.
It takes warriors to build a country where freedom is the rule, rather than the exception. And Memorial Day is a time to honor those who served, ARE SERVING and will serve because without people like you, little people like me couldn’t be FREE to follow their dreams.
To all our Cypress members who have served, a sincere point of gratitude to you. Thank you for serving! I can’t say it enough! Thank You!