Today we observe Memorial Day by taking a day off from work (for some of us), shopping sales at the mall, and enjoying the start of summer (it’s raining at my house so I can’t say summer is off to a great start, but, oh well.) I think these are all good things to do. Life is busy and it’s nice to have some time off.
Along with enjoying the day off I hope we all take some time to remember the people who came before us and made it possible for us to have a day off. You may have known someone personally or it may just be a concept, but everyone can be thankful to the men and women who fought so we can be free.
I will be remembering my good friend, John Siler, who died on May 25 of this year. He was a World War II veteran involved in some of the worst battles in the Pacific. I’m grateful that he fought and I am grateful that he lived and I am grateful that I got to be his friend until the end. He will be missed by many.
So celebrate freedom today and remember those who died so you can celebrate. If we only do this one day a year it is a good start. I plan to remember John every day. Happiness squared.
Goofy Quote: Walt Disney believed in the following statement and that is why he brought happiness to so many people. I hope A Goofy Idea does the same thing. This quote is said during the American Adventure at Epcot. If you have not had a chance to see this 30 minute show you should plan to. It is a great way to remember the people and the history, good and bad, that made this country what it is today…a country I am proud to call home.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – Declaration of Independence