EP 43: Thank You For Your Service

by | May 29, 2023 | PODCAST

In this Beyond the 1st Response episode, Christy and Ciara the meaning of Memorial Day.

Never Forget

We should never forget why we celebrate this holiday, thank you to all our brave men and

women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country!

Decoration Day

Christy and Ciara chatted about how Memorial Day was originally celebrated and held by the

slaves after the civil war, it was then called “Decoration Day”. A particular quote about the

article I truly love “This was a story that had really been suppressed both in the local memory

and certainly the national memory,” says Blight. “But nobody who had witnessed it could ever

have forgotten it.” That is a quote that is s true on many levels when it comes to the remembrance

of our soldiers that have given their all, then and now. To read about this history, click here! Even

more history here!

Memorial Day Quotes

Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay. – Barak


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to

utter words but to live by them. – John F Kennedy

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. – James Allen

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that

such men lived. – George S Patton

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