Never Forget

 

By Kristin Tomlinson, Web Success Team

Winston Churchill so famously stated, “Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.”

This morning, I woke up, shook the groggy out of my system, then blinked my eyes wide open. As I lay in bed for a few seconds, that quote was on my mind. I began to mentally make a list. And started to thank our Veterans for everything good in my life. My pillow, my favorite box of K cereal, the sun, my family’s health, my friends’ love… this list could go on for days. But most importantly, I thanked them for my freedom. This tiny ritual has since become a tradition year after year, when I first understood the true meaning of the “ultimate sacrifice.” Men and women sacrifice their lives daily so that we can enjoy the simple pleasures in life. I don’t know most of them, but I love them and I am grateful. I believe it’s the least I can do by starting off every Veterans Day with a burst of appreciation.

Using Social Media to Remember

Whether we remember those who have fought or fallen mentally or physically, Social Media allows us to remember virtually. We can remember all Veterans today by adding the American Flag to our Facebook pages. This application has already reached a staggering million Facebookers and is still going strong. There’s no doubt that the application will far exceed its goal of 2 million adds today. On Twitter you can add a remembrance hashtag to your tweet. The hashtag #VeteransDay has already become a top trending topic with other hashtags like #ArmedForces already gaining momentum.

A Moment of Silence Speaks Volumes

It’s important to be grateful, thankful, and appreciative and to always remember today. Because freedom isn’t “free” and at times comes at the ultimate cost . . . a life. We stand here today saluting all those brave men and women who risk their lives daily and protect this great nation of ours. “The land of the free and the home of the brave.” These lyrics are why whenever I see an American Flag waving those 50 stars and 13 stripes. . . I can’t help but whisper a soft “Thank You.”

About the Author: Kristin Tomlinson is an online marketer, social media strategist and works for the  Web Success Team. You can follow her @websuccess or join the Web Success Team Facebook Page

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