At The Hummingbird Project, we would like to celebrate what Memorial Day is truly about.
So often, it is thought of as the kick-off of summer, a season of barbecue, parks and vacations. But the actual intention of this day, which was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, was to set aside time to pause and honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation.
Please join us as we share deep gratitude and praise their legacy, with four quotes that capture the ideals of patriotism.
“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” – Aristotle
“Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the armed services make to defend our way of life.” – Robin Hayes
“A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers and woods, it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. – George William Curtis
“If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.” – Ronald Reagan
To continue the conversation with your care partner, share things you love about our country, things that require courage, and reminisce about those who you may be honoring on this day. Connecting emotionally and sharing gratitude are ways to enhance quality of life and bring great meaning to Memorial Day.
To those who have served, we thank you.