Memorial Day is viewed as a time of honor and remembrance. We attend parades, we visit cemeteries, and decorate the graves of the deceased with small flags and wreaths. Families and friends tell stories about their loved ones who have served over a picnic, a visit to the beach, or at a backyard BBQ. Memorial Day is also the symbolic start of the summer season!
Our brave soldiers fight for our rights and to defend our freedom everyday, all over the world. Nothing makes me more proud that knowing these individuals have our backs and are helping to keep us safe. Please make sure you pause to remember and honor them this weekend. Be sure to wear your Red, White and Blue, wave your flags... shop our American Pride Collection.
Regardless of your political beliefs, there is one thing most of us agree on (or should) - we are lucky to be Americans! This Memorial Day weekend, I would encourage each of you to learn more about your own family members that served our country and share that knowledge with younger generations. If you are curious to learn more, but perhaps your veteran never shared any information, this article has some good tips for how to go about doing some of your own research. The following two individuals are from my family; they are our American Heroes and deserve to be remembered for their bravery, courage, and loyalty.