Memorial Day is much more than the pool opening, the beginning of summer, or getting an extra day off. It is a day set aside to honor men and women who have lost their lives serving the United States of America. Originally called Decoration Day, it began May 30 of 1868 as a day for decorating the graves of soldiers who died in the Civil War. Joining the military can be very costly, with the highest possible price being life. Since 1775, more than 1.8 million have paid this ultimate price.
We want to encourage you to take some time and honor the sacrifice our military makes daily. Here are some simple ways you can celebrate with honor.
1. Make a soldier’s day by writing a thank-you card or note to send overseas.
2. Show honor and respect by visiting a local veteran’s cemetery, or war memorial.
3. Visit and take cookies to a nearby Veteran’s hospital.
4. Go to a Memorial Day Parade or watch the National Memorial Day Parade on television.
5. Enjoy freedom by spending time with your family.
If you are a soldier or know a soldier who is having a hard time reconnecting and establishing themselves as they return home from service, refer them to us! Clearpoint has an entire counseling staff made up of veterans and close family members with firsthand experience who can help you get back on your feet. Contact us now for a free counseling session with one of our military counselors!
Thank you to all the men and women serving and who have served the United States and we wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day!