How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou
Memorial Day is upon us this weekend, and all through America people will spend time picnicing, barbequing, and hanging out with their friends. We truly hope that you will spend some time this Memorial Day recognizing that there are thousands of dedicated, brave, and unselfish men and women who are putting themselves in harms way to keep us safe. They have families who sacrifice so much, on a daily basis - living life away from daddy or mommy, from their lovers and their soulmates.
While you play all weekend - and play you should - think about these men and women. If you know them, or their family, make it a point to call them and tell them thank you. Tell them you appreciate them, and all they do. If you're in a position, offer to help, if they need it. Think of them often, and always remember - every day - those that protect us.
And when you play, play hard, for that is what these brave soldiers would truly want.
Many thanks to Matt Mathews Photography for the generous use of his image. We'll feature a few more of his powerful works on Monday May 28, 2012 - and in the meantime, check him out on facebook, and take a gander at his website!