Memorial Day

We set aside one day out of the year to pay our respects to those that have given their lives for the freedoms we enjoy every day. The people disperse for the weekend to enjoy barbecues, visit with friends and loved ones, and decorate headstones.

There are tears shed and there is also laughter and joy, remembering those that didn’t make it back home. There are trips to the lake and games of horseshoes are played, pies are devoured and hamburger fixings sell out of stock in stores.

This is exactly what these brave men and women fought and died for. Do not take it lightly, nor in vain. Enjoy yourselves this weekend, but reserve a few moments in silence to thank those that paid the ultimate price on our behalf.

If you need a good reminder, check out these links:

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history
https://www.militaryfactory.com/american_war_deaths.asp
https://search.archives.gov/search?query=american+war+casualties&submit=&utf8=&affiliate=national-archives

From everyone at JP’s, we wish you a safe, happy, and thankful Memorial Day weekend!

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