Please Do Not Forget to register to vote! People have gone to war and lost their lives to give you the freedom to vote.
Exercise that freedom!
Seeing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. For example, when we got to Arlington Cemetery, it was so loud, in the gift store. There were so many people hustling and bustling around, however, as we entered the cemetery, the mood changed.
On that day, it was raining, cold, and dreary. The solemness and magnitude of what we were seeing, all around us, was palpable. Consequently, once there, at the tomb…there was silence. Amongst the rain and the people, all you could hear was the clicking of the guards’ shoes.
In contrast to what was going on in the visitor’s center, this area had a blanket of respect that was just known. This man, these men, these soldiers, fought and died for the freedoms that we have, today. However, do we honor that? I do. In addition, my kids do. I have impressed on them the privilege to thank ANYONE they see in uniform. Whether that person is in the military, a policeman, firefighter, guard, EMS, doctor, or nurse. You walk up, you look them in the eye, you shake their hand (and the hand of their family), and you say “thank you for serving our country.”
Remember. Respect. Honor.