It is Memorial Day weekend in the United States. To me, this is one of the most important days of the year because it honors the best of us and in us. It honors the sacrifice and selflessness of those who put their country and the cause of liberty and freedom above themselves. It honors the families that are behind them and support them. And it honors the lives of those throughout history who have given the ultimate sacrifice for us to have what we have today.
Think about your life. More importantly think about how extraordinarily lucky you are to be here today. Everything through time and history had to happen exactly as it did for you to exist. You literally are the product of millions of decisions and events that had to happen precisely a certain way for you to be here.
And during that time, people pledged their lives and selflessly gave of themselves to help create a better world for you. One shot on a battlefield differently and you may not be here. We honor those servicemen and women who gave their lives so we could have a better life and be protected from the evils and dangers of this world. We will never forget you or your sacrifice. And we will keep your memory alive by cherishing every moment of the life we have and serve our fellow man in the best way we can.
We honor those that serve and put their life on the line each and every day throughout the world. With the utmost gratitude, we thank you for your service.
All of you are heroes.
Take time to have a moment of silence and honor the heroes in your life that given their lives today. If you see a veteran or current service member, take a moment to thank them and show your gratitude. Most importantly, never forget the sacrifices that were made so you could be here today.
I've selected a few videos that I hope will resonate with you and leave you inspired for today...and in the days following. Enjoy.
Here is one of the best inspirational videos I have seen with the Patton speech. This speech is as relevant today as it was back then.