How are you celebrating Memorial Day?
Do your holiday plans include the traditional three day weekend of fun, food and games or a trip to the lake or are you keeping it simple this year with a backyard cookout with close family and friends?
Have you pulled out your favorite recipes?
Is your Memorial Day playlist loaded and ready to go?
Are you visiting the local cemetary in honor of the military service of family members? If so, you're off to a great start. I ask you to join me and reflect on the true purpose of this holiday and it's significance to us.
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them." -John F. Kennedy
If you plan to shop or eat out, why not support local Veteran's owned businesses?
Host a family sing along or Karaoke, introduce one of the many Memorial Day appropriate songs.
Share stories about veterans in your family.
Donate to a not for profit organization that supports veterans and/or their families.
This is just a short list of ideas and I'm sure you have many more!. I'd love for you to share your plans below and earn two special BONUS points towards the Blue Lady's DÉJÀ VU on the SEAS Beach Giveaway. Happy Memorial Day!
"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes."
And don't forget Blue Lady's DÉJÀ VU on the Seas Beach Giveaway! Deadline for submitting your entry requirements is June 5th 11:59 PM (ET). Winners will be announced in my June 16th Newsletter. Three lucky winners selected from the readers earning the most points**.
1st Prize: A summer beach bag filled with an array of beach 'goodies' and a $10 Gift Card
2nd Prize: A beach wristlet with some special treats and a FREE COPY of 'Beach Baby Blues', my favorite beach-based short story
3rd Prize: A FREE copy of 'Beach Baby Blues'
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1 POINT--Current Birthday Club Member
1 POINT--Current ARC Member
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2 POINTS-- See above: Share your idea for making this Veteran's Day special
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