Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day...Let Us Not Forget

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As Memorial Day approaches, it's helping me to reflect on what the active military personnel are currently going through. Some are at home living life as usual and so many others are separated from their family and living in dangerous conditions. My heart goes out to every service member with pride and honor for what they sacrifice to protect the country they love. They are serving our country in so many ways, whether it be local or overseas and that makes me proud!

Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember any serviceman that has gone before us. To those that have served and gave up their lives for our country. So many have fallen in service to our county and we must remember and respect all that has been done for us. We absolutely cannot forget the veterans and all the past servicemen that have served in the Armed Forces.

As a veteran myself, I am proud to have this day of rememberance. It helps me to put my normal, everyday life aside and reflect on what is reality to those serving and to the families that have lost loved one's that served our country. May it be during peacetime or wartime, they still sacrificed their lives.

Let us not forget that God had used these men and women to protect our country and our freedom. Let us be thankful to those who are currently serving and who have served in the past. Let us pray for all the servicemen and their families. Let us set aside time this weekend to pause and reflect how the Lord has blessed our nation through these men and women whose lives were laid down for the country they loved!

Memorial Day in Alden, MN. Was also my Grandfather's (Omer Helland)
Anniversary of his 60th year as a member of the American Legion Post 404.
This is my Mom, Joan Hazle, saluting. She has now advanced to the rank of CMSgt!



  1. Thank you Stephanie! This is a beautiful post that puts into words everything I feel! I can't read it without crying. Happy Memorial Day, and thank you for your service!

  2. Thank you Stephanie, I appreciate your kind words on my blog,and for the link back so I could find you here. Thank YOU for your service. ~ Abby