Memorial Day 2021

May 31, 2021


"Freedom is never free." 

I received this flag back in 2015 from a dear soldier that I was connected with through the Adopt-a-Platoon program. I have literally carried it with me throughout my health journey as it has soberly and humbly reminded me of the heroes that are tirelessly fighting for our country and those that have sacrificed so much. 

I have been a part of the Adopt-a-Platoon family since 2005 and in these 16 years I have been humbled by the extreme sacrifice that so many make for the sake of our freedom. Freedom is never free and comes with a price that is often the greatest sacrifice. 

With each soldier I have been honored to connect with I am reminded of how much our military does for our country, for our freedom, and for countless places around the world. 

"M", thank you again for changing my life and for this tangible reminder of sacrificial freedom with this honor of this flag that flew on the other side of the world. It is a priceless gift that I will always treasure. 

To all of the 49 soldiers (and their families) that I have met through AAP you know who you are and you have my gratitude & humble thanks. For so many of my former students, their families and my sweet friends who sacrifice so much as their loved ones have served and continue to serve our country, we celebrate you and the freedom that you help ensure for our country today, tomorrow, and every day. 

Thank you so much. On this memorial day and everyday, we are speechless with gratitude.

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