Memorial Day is a time for remembering. Part of my normal Memorial Day routine includes watching a “war” movie. Whenever I go to Washington, D.C., I try to visit the War Memorials. I do these things because they remind me of the huge sacrifice that men and women have made through the years to preserve our freedom. As a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, I am particularly appreciative of those men and women who currently serve in the military. I regularly thank veterans and servicemen and women for their service. You can show your appreciation this Memorial Day by taking a few moments to express your gratitude for your freedom by doing something out of the ordinary—visit a war memorial, put flowers on a military person’s grave, watch a parade, talk to your kids about the sacrifice our servicemen and women have made, fly the flag, watch a war movie, take time to thank one of our veterans or someone who is currently serving in the Armed Forces. Celebrate your freedom this Memorial Day.
Thank You, Veterans
About the Author: Jon Broadbooks
Jon Broadbooks is vice president for communications at Illinois REALTORS®.
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