Today, let's remember those who aren't able to be here. Today, let's make sure that - at least for one day - we reflect on those who sacrificed the most to allow us to have the most coveted feeling in the universe: freedom.
I'd like to reshare a blog that I wrote a couple years ago. It took an extremely long time to compose as I did not want to disrespect one of the greatest standing treasures in United States history and I hope I did it justice.
It was also an offer by long time Kwonic, NEO, that I should come by and visit - Mahalos for that.
While it may be a "holiday" for most of us, let's not forget that it's a holiday that many have given with the most precious sacrifice of all: life.
As we all enjoy the day off, if you got one, take a moment to reflect on the great armed force members of the United States. It doesn't have to be a full on tribute, but take the time to just embrace the true reason of the day as you carry on with your BBQ, beach outing or ohana time. Give them a nod, hold open a door or just a shaka to show your appreciation.
Mahalo to all those who have served and still serving. There aren't any words or gestures that can ever amount to the thanks we owe to those that have sacrificed with their life but Mahalo is the highest civilian salute we can ever give... besides our shaka.