Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day

On this federal holiday (Monday, May 25th) we honor the soldiers who have lost their lives defending our freedom and fighting for our country. This is the oath they take when they enlist in the military.

I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR (OR AFFIRM) THAT I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC; THAT I WILL BEAR TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME; AND THAT I WILL OBEY THE ORDERS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE ORDERS OF THE OFFICERS APPOINTED OVER ME, ACCORDING TO REGULATIONS AND THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE. SO HELP ME GOD.

One way to honor a fallen soldier is to visit the link below. You may leave a written memorial to them. 
  www.goldstarfamilyregistry.com

Another way to honor our soldiers is to send a care package or nominate a soldier for free coffee. You can also "adopt a soldier". Please check out this website.

www.gourmet-coffee.com/military-free-shipping-support-our-troops.html


So, as you celebrate the holiday, remember that it is about our fallen soldiers who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.