However, Memorial Day weekend is truly about saluting and remembering those individuals in the U.S. Military who lost their lives while in the service to our country, particularly in combat.
My thoughts also drift to my son-in-law, Tyler Nichols of Omaha, NE. Tyler is currently serving with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC.
Tyler and the 82nd just completed celebrating a very special week of activities and exercises. Called All American Week, it was the division’s premiere event to maintain close ties with its veterans and honor fallen comrades. Impressive images over Fort Bragg showed soldiers parachuting out of planes, showing off their skills.
Memorial Day weekend is when we are to remember, honor and reflect upon those individuals who died while in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces. But, I also believe that it’s another avenue to recognize all veterans including those who presently protect our freedom and help to ensure the opportunity to enjoy time in the great outdoors! Thanks, Tyler!