There is a lot of hype and excitement over the arrival of a holiday weekend. For some it means a much-needed break from work while others look forward to having time to tackle their list of things that need to get done around the house. And then there's the added time with family and friends and the fireworks and parties. Oh, and the food! Let's not forget about all of the grills that will be fired up over the next few days.
You can see where this is going, right? We often lose sight of why we celebrate the holiday in the first place and what it took to get here. We take our freedom (and those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom) for granted.
Military has always played a big role in my life since several of my family members have served, and yet I admit, I'm part of the crowd that doesn't say thank you enough. I too get caught up in the anticipation of the holiday weekend, losing track of what it all really means. Because of that, I wanted to take some time to simply say, "Thank you!"
Thank you for your sacrifice.
Thank you for your commitment.
Thank you for believing in our country.
Thank you for protecting us.
Thank you for fighting for our freedom.
Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for us.
Without you, we wouldn't be celebrating our freedom and our independence as a country.
All of us at GearUp2Go salute you!
About the Author: J.M. Stickney is a powersports enthusiast working as the Digital Marketing Manager at GearUp2Go. She loves to ride her Suzuki GSX-R600 on the street or at the track. While not on her bike she spends a lot of time outdoors, writing, reading, running or spending time with her family.