A commercial ever get to you? What is it about a 30 second clip that can stir the emotions and start the tears flowing? This week I did see a TV commercial from Cedar Point advertising that Active Duty can get in free for Memorial Day weekend. That is something I can whole heartedly appreciate, but it didn’t stir my emotions. (Although I’m thinking this would NOT be a good weekend to visit an Amusement Park. It’s going to be busy and lines will be long… but I digress. I can still appreciate the gift.)
But then there is this commercial from American Airlines … It is subliminal and I thought of my husband flying to and from Iraq, with those younger then him, older then him, men and ladies in uniform, some out of uniform. Sitting in the gate area with him before he headed back after R & R … the tears welled up as I watched this commercial.
This Memorial Day, remember the Veterans, past and present. They didn’t join; put their lives on the line; move away from family (perhaps many times); so that you would say ‘Thank You’. They did it as a sense of duty, a sense of honor, for something bigger then they are. But regardless, take the time to say ‘Thank You’. Let them know their sacrafice is appreciated. Thank their wives, husbands, moms, dads, kids. Remember the deceased, the widows, the children that grew up to be fine young men and women without Dad or Mom.
To the generations past and present; my grandfathers, uncles, my dad, my husband.