Monday, May 31, 2010
Happy Memorial Day!
Today we celebrate the memory of all the hundreds of thousands of courageous men and women who have given their lives for our country, and for the pursuit of freedom in other countries. What an amazing gift we have received!
I wish we voted on Memorial Day, as I believe we'd have a much greater turn out...what other country freely and loudly complains about their government (local and nationally) and then doesn't show up to vote?? But I digress...
I would like to use today's theme to transition into some blog entries on MEMORY. Memory itself is an amazing gift, and one we typically take for granted until we notice something missing. Memory is not only about the past, but is the key to hope of future events as well.
Dementia- memory loss- affects over five million Americans today. As our society ages, those numbers will escalate further. If you do not have a family member or friend affected by dementia yet, you are unusual- count your blessings.
Bottom Line: Today, on Memorial Day, let's be grateful for the precious gift of memory.