First I want to start off by saying thank you to each and every person, past and present, that has served this country and especially those that have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom. I’ve mentioned before that my dad served in the Air Force for 20 years and I will be forever grateful for that choice that my parents made.
I had the privilege to live in some amazing places and meet and become friends with people from all over the world. Through those experiences, I learned to be accepting of all people, to be adaptable, to know that life is much bigger than just me so the world shouldn’t revolve around just me and to always respect men and women in uniform.
I know there is so much I am missing but at the end of the day all I’m trying to say is that my dad’s service and sacrifice sculpted me into a better person than I could ever have been without it. So I hope on Memorial Day (and every day), you can all remember everyone that serves or has served and be thankful for all they do for us. It’s a huge undertaking and deserves the utmost respect.
Here is a little Memorial Day Roundup of some great sides, main dishes and desserts that would be perfect for your celebration. Enjoy!
Cucumber Tomato Salad
Smoked Corn on the Cobb
Juicy Lucy’s (Cheese Stuffed Burgers)
Coca-Cola BBQ Chicken Skewers
Cheesecake Filled Strawberries
Patriotic Funfetti Whoopie Pies
Red, White and Blue Tie-Dyed Cupcakes