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Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, May 24, 2009

It seems this is becoming repetitive but out Veterans and those who gave their lives deserve more than just one day. Whatever we have in this country is not because of politicians who made promises or bankers who made loans, or corp[orate executives who made decisions, or actors who made movies (except Audie Murphy). It is because of people who made sacrifices. People who put on the uniform and stood up for what we believe in and to allow us to keep what we have.

The only people who have been willing to give their lives for you are Jesus Christ and the American Service person. Jesus gets one day a week. The service people get two days a year. One in November for the survivors and one in May for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. I am glad to extend this Memorial Day to four days, it's the least we can do. Let us be ever mindful of the real reason for the holiday. It's not to commemorate the end of school, the opening of the pools and beaches, it's to remember those who went to war to protect our freedom and who did not return.

Thank you to the vets who returned and to those who were not able to.

  


Thank a Veteran

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Almost all of what we enjoy is because of the efforts and sacrifices of your men and women in uniform. Whenever you have a chance, say thank you to a vet or a service person. Trust me, it is appreciated. Do something special for a service person. There are always soldiers and sailors in line behind you at the coffee shop in the airport. Give the cashier an extra $5.00 and tell her to by the soldier's coffee with it. Then leave. Don't wait around for appreciation. The idea here is to show your appreciation to the service person, not to solicit his. True giving is done when no one is looking

Thank a Veteran

  


Memorial Day

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day weekend. The unofficial start of summer in most of the country. Between the hot dogs and the pool or the beach and the fun and games, take a moment and say thank you to our brave service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could enjoy the pool, the beach, the hot dog, the beer, the games and each other.

May God bless the American Servicemen and Service women.

  


Be Prepared

Thursday, May 21, 2009

When I was in the Boy Scouts a whole lotta years ago, their motto was "Be Prepared!". This is good advice for all of our endeavors.

Whatever you decide to undertake, make sure that you have armed yourself with the proper skills and equipment before undertaking the endeavor.

If you have decided you want to take the summer off and backpack through France, learning French before you go would be an excellent idea.

If you are planning on making a gift for a friend for a religious ceremony, some knowledge of the religion and their customs would be helpful. Many Asian cultures dictate that the bride wear red rather than the white to which we are accustomed. To present the bride with a white veil would be a great faux pas.

If you have decided to undertake an exercise program and haven't seen your doctor in quite a while, a physical exam is in order before you start running a marathon. I personal trainer will run you through some simple screening tests to assess your physical fitness before you embark on your program.

Whatever you decide to do, arm yourself with the appropriate weapons, Be Prepared!

  


Be Prepared!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

When I was in the Boy Scouts a whole lotta years ago, their motto was "Be Prepared!". This is good advice for all of our endeavors.

Whatever you decide to undertake, make sure that you have armed yourself with the proper skills and equipment before undertaking the endeavor.

If you have decided you want to take the summer off and backpack through France, learning French before you go would be an excellent idea.

If you are planning on making a gift for a friend for a religious ceremony, some knowledge of the religion and their customs would be helpful. Many Asian cultures dictate that the bride wear red rather than the white to which we are accustomed. To present the bride with a white veil would be a great faux pas.

If you have decided to undertake an exercise program and haven't seen your doctor in quite a while, a physical exam is in order before you start running a marathon. I personal trainer will run you through some simple screening tests to assess your physical fitness before you embark on your program.

Whatever you decide to do, arm yourself with the appropriate weapons, Be Prepared!

  


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