Memorial Day (guest post)

Today I am sharing a post that is a bit out of my typical realm. My awesome hubby decided that he wanted to write his first blog post ever…on my blog.

This post doesn’t follow along with my typical topics, but it does have a lot to do with my background and explaining from where I come. Thank you for this lovely contribution, Scratch Daddy. 🙂

Hello Scratch Mommy readers. I asked my ambitious, amazing, attractively glowing wife if I could write a guest post. She, along with Memorial Day, inspired me.

First, if you haven’t thanked our Veterans for their service or shown gratitude for our fallen heroes, it’s not too late. I decorated graves with my Father-in-Law for the second year in a row. I didn’t need my alarm clock to wake up early and get to American Legion Post 250 for breakfast prior to heading out to honor those who served our country.

I realize that not everyone knows what Memorial Day really means for our country. I am embarrassed to admit it, but it used to be just a three day weekend. My life is forever changed. Perhaps tomorrow or next Memorial Day weekend, take a moment of silence and recognize the efforts of those who served our country. This is not political. This is a basic level of respect that brave men and women deserve.

The flag placed on the heart side of the grave means more to me than it ever has, but I can’t imagine what it means to someone that put the uniform on for the United States of America. I am a better person than I used to be. I wanted to share my story because I’m proud to be a citizen of the United States of America, but also because I believe I am a better citizen than I was two years ago. I agree with “Support Our Troops,” but understanding our history and what days mean to those who have served is the first step.

Next up for me is flag pole in our yard. I’m looking forward to flying the flag proudly. I want to provide a special thank you to my Father-in-Law for helping educate me on the true meaning of the day. I want to thank the American Legion and other Veteran organizations that keep records so that those who have served can be duly recognized. Cheers, to the Veterans of the United States of America. I’m very proud of you, all of you, and thankful I can live the life I live. Although this post doesn’t really fit the topics of Scratch Mommy, but because of our Veterans, Scratch Mommy exists and can be celebrated!

Scratch Daddy

-PS Pronounce skincare products are proudly made in the USA!

Comments 4

  1. Well said, Scratch Daddy. I, too, give thanks each and every day. Without those unselfish men and women we would not have a “Memorial Day”. When I visit any graveyard I always seek out any service men or women and say, “Thank you for your service and your willingness to help make this world a better place for all of us. God bless you.”

  2. Well done Scratch Daddy, thank you for rememebering and caring enough to write such a heartfelt post as a reminder that our Freedom isn’t Free, it comes at a very high cost and I am very proud to be an American and I give thanks to all for the great sacrifices of so many so I can live the life I have and I am forever grateful. God bless America! U-S-A! U-S-A!

  3. Your post is a wonderful tribute to our service men and women and a great reminder to express gratitude daily for our freedoms here in the US. Thank you for sharing this with us Scratch Daddy! 🙂

  4. First, I love this website! Thank you for sharing your ideas and inspiring me to be more proactive about my family’s health. Thank you for this post. I come from a long line of military veterans and work amongst active duty service members everyday. Truly, EVERY DAY we should be thankful for the commitment and sacrifices they make to provide and secure the freedoms we enjoy as citizens. May God continue to bless America 🙂

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