As we head into the weekend celebrations for Memorial day, let us take a moment to reflect the true meaning of this somber celebration. A cause worthy of fighting for and those that gave everything to fight it on the behalf of their families and for the belief that we all deserve freedom. Those that fought for total strangers to give them a good life. That fought for many, when it seemed impossible odds and chose to fight knowing the cost.
We as a nation owe a huge amount of gratitude to all the brave men and women who gave their lives to keep this idea alive. We owe their families as well for the sacrifice they paid for this same belief, for they supported and loved those souls and have had to give them up for this belief. That we deserve as a country to be protected and safe, that we should be free to be the best we can be and that each and everyone of us deserves these protections without prejudice or question.
We have not always lived up to these ideas and we still struggle to do so in many ways unfortunately. So I ask that we take this time to remember those many incredible souls who gave the ultimate sacrifice. This year let us raise our glasses to them and honor them by living our lives everyday in this idea. That every person living in our country deserves protection, the right to justice, to happiness, to better ourselves and our communities. Let us join the fight, live everyday with this idea in our hearts and bring freedom to everyone, for we are truly one nation, one people, one human race.
I offer my love and Gratitude to all who gave me the freedoms I enjoy. I will never forget your sacrifice.
I am a self taught jewelry artist and designer. My blog is the door to all the new things I learn, the stones I use and love, the pieces I created and the events I participate in as well as my thoughts and ramblings along this journey. I hope you enjoy the ride with me.