As most of us get ready to enjoy quality time with family and friends this Memorial Day, we must always remember that it's so much more than just a day off from work.
While we're soaking up the sun and living it up at pool parties and backyard cookouts, we need to remember the brave men and women who lost their lives so that we may continue to enjoy the privileges that come with being an American.
On that note, make sure to take a moment today to keep in mind just how much the members of our military sacrifice so the rest of us can stay safe.
Here are eight quotes that remind us what Memorial Day is really about.
Have you thanked a hero today?
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