Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend...what does it mean to you?

Memorial Day...for many this weekend means the beginning of summer, barbecues and picnics,  for some it means "sales"...for many of us still, this day  means a day of remembrance, it is the day we remember the fallen soldiers who have fought for our country.  The sacrifices of  soldiers young and old , the reminder of their commitment to this country. We celebrate the lives of the fallen of those who served our country and gave their lives for causes, past and present. 

I recently read a book that would be a perfect gift this memorial day for any veterans or their families...a great gift for Father's day.

Until Tuesday ...the story of a Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever who saved his life.  The book is touching and inspirational, and shed light on so many issues I was so very unaware of.  The story of  Tuesday and Luis, is about war wounds seen and unseen, struggles and harsh realities and the connection of two souls who find each other and make their way.

I have actually had the pleasure of meeting Tuesday at a book signing last week at the local Barnes and Noble...he is even more charming in person this four legged charmer!   If you'd like to learn more about Tuesday and Captain Luis Carlos  Montalvan go to

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day and remember this weekend to take a moment to reflect on why we celebrate and find a way to pay homage to these fallen heroes.  

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