Click on the below link to obtain background information to this blog post:
What a great time of year for a three day weekend; in Michigan the weather is just moving from Spring's torrential down pours turning the world full of deep green, earthy colors blooming beautiful flowers transitioning to sunny, warm days. It is the perfect time of year for cookouts with family and friends.
It is critical though to remember and recognize why we're gifted with, for many, a 3-day weekend. I know several people who have served for our country and they are no longer with us but fortunately they returned safely from their time serving. Many families are not so lucky. The tally of military loss increases around the clock. These brave individuals are aware of this when they enlist and they still move forward serving. I can't imagine these circumstances although I'm so grateful for what they've done and continue to do for our country.
I will be sending special prayers for those lost serving and their families. What will you do?