Give Thanks

May 27th, 2013
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Normally Thanksgiving is a time (day) to give thanks but Memorial Day gets overlooked for da same reason.

It's a day of mixed emotions as those who have served this country sacrificed the ultimate price by giving up the most treasured essence of our being, life. Then there are those who are living, breathing and serving us today with the mindset that at any given moment, their number may be called.

Personally, I've always had a reverence for the Armed Forces, and those who serve to protect us locally, as most do it not because it's a job but their inherent calling to safeguard the very "right" we have to live freely.

Things have changed throughout the years and now Memorial Day, especially in Hawai'i, is about "everyone" memorializing those who have lost a loved one. While anyone - everyone - will respect that, the true reason for Memorial Day has begun to diminish.

Wassup Wit Dat!

It's a hope that with everything that has happened this past weekend between bbq's, picnics, camping and just enjoying time with ohana, we give thanks for the real reason of the holiday, remembering those who've served, are serving and given up their lives to call this country the land of the free and the home of the brave .

Mahalo nui loa to every single Armed Forces member - it may be just a day citizens give thanks but it's an eternal gratefulness that we'll never be able to repay.








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12 Responses to “Give Thanks”

  1. Makiki:

    "Mahalo nui loa to every single Armed Forces member - it may be just a day citizens give thanks but it's an eternal gratefulness that we'll never be able to repay."

    Well said BL! Thanks for reminding us the true spirit of the day.


  2. wafan:

    A memorable Memorial Day. Very thankful for and to everyone who served and currently serve and sacrifice for our freedoms.


  3. kamaaina808:

    Ditto, @Makiki, @wafan, & @BL... many Mahaloz to our service members, past, present & future. May God bless you all.


  4. cojef:

    Yep! Was drafted and then reenlisted during WWII, plus served 2 years as a Department of Army Civilian back in the early ,early 50's. Pray for the departed and the wounded warriors. God Bless them.


  5. dihudfan:

    thanks to our armed forces we can enjoy our freedom... mahalo nui loa to all past and present!!!


  6. sally:

    "Memorial Day ... In case you thought it was National BBQ Day"

    Mahalo to all who have served, are now serving, or gave their lives serving so we live in a free country.


  7. sally:

    Gene Simmons... Military Tribute
    http://youtu.be/VGil7PR59sc


  8. lowtone123:

    Remember and give thanks everyday.


  9. KAN:

    Amen.


  10. M:

    Howzit BL!

    What you said! Mahalo!


  11. Bowling Buddy:

    Great Article. Thanks to the armed forces.


  12. M:

    Howzit BL!
    Tanks!