Meaningful Memorial Days

Meaningful Memorial Days

Meaningful Memorial Days

“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being.  With freedom comes responsibility.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

This blog is usually all about fostering business growth, but in honor of Memorial Day this week, I’d like to focus on our country’s growth, reflecting on the leadership of our veterans, their strategic thinking, resilience and integrity. Their sacrifices allow us the freedom to focus on business, family, and community.

My Rotary Club passes the hat each week and dedicates the funds raised to natural disasters and local charities. But this past week we dedicated the tradition to the memories of fallen soldiers.  We have a lot of veterans in our club and many shared a memory of a lost soldier who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. We were reminded of the true cost of freedom and the bravery of those who have defended it.

Memorial Day traditions across the country strengthen our community bonds and ensure that the sacrifices of our fallen heroes are never forgotten. By sharing these memories, we honor their legacy and reaffirm our commitment to supporting veterans and their families. It’s a small gesture with a profound impact, allowing us to reflect on the values of service, sacrifice, and gratitude.

I encourage everyone to carry this spirit of remembrance and appreciation beyond the holiday weekend, integrating it into our daily lives as a testament to those who gave everything for the freedoms we enjoy today.