This year has been a challenge for everyone of us. WE can no longer ignore the issues around our world. WE are responsible for the health of our planet. WE are responsible for our inhabitants. WE ALL have something positive to give. WE ALL can make a difference and WE CAN change the world for the better. WE are all human beings.
The Red Remembrance Poppy is an artificial flower that has been used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel lost in battle. It represents a common or feield popy (Papaver Rhoeas) inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Field” by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. After the fir public use, and campaign for their use, by Moina Michael, the popy was initially adopted by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers killed in WWI (1914-1918).
Take a moment to think about what Memorial Day really means when gathering with family and friends. Remember all military and non-military service personnel who serve and give thanks – today and everyday.
You have the power to become the person you want to be.
Create your own path, one that is best suited for you.
This path will take hard work, self management and trust that you can do anything. We may all be the same but we are unique individuals in your own way.
Stay true to you and be confident in who you are and who you can be.
The day the Declaration of Independence
was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1776.
Today and every day, I want to thank all sons and daughters,
brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers,
grandfathers and grandmothers, great-grandparents,
great-great-grandparents who served
and are still serving in our military.
Today we celebrate your courage and determination.