Since the dawn of our nation, over 1.3 million Americans have lost their lives in combat, defending and protecting our ability to exercise our “unalienable Rights; among which are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.
If you combine the total above with the number of soldiers that were wounded in battle, that already large figure jumps to over 2.7 million men and women, who made the ultimate sacrifice, so we can live in comfort and security.
Memorial Day offers those of us who benefit from their sacrifice, an opportunity to honor and remember, all those we have lost.
Below, I have outlined a few ways we can honor our fallen heroes:
- During your home or work events this week, take 30 to 60 seconds of silence, to remember our fallen heroes.
- Read the Declaration of Independence
- Read the Constitution
- Read the Bill of Rights
I suppose, the very least that we owe those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf, is the decency and respect to read, understand and know the documents of freedom, these soldiers defended.
The better we understand our rights, the less likely we are to accept any breach or compromise of those rights, in the future!
Stay inspired and have a happy and safe Memorial Day!
About the Author:
Global Entrepreneur – Certified Life Coach – Media Personality – Speaker
Linal Harris is a global entrepreneur, certified life coach, author, and media personality. As the founder of Inspirational Perspective® Publishing, LLC and Insights 4 Life™ Coaching, LLC, Harris challenges his global audience and coaching clients to Murder Mediocrity® and live their best life possible. Harris concentrates his work as an ontological coach with clients on what he calls the 4 pillars of life; the relationship we have to ourselves, the relationships we have with others, our relationship to work and money, and the connection we have to our spirit and life’s purpose. Harris coaches CEO’s, executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and celebrities. Harris is the author of “Slay Your Goals”, where he provides his readers with scientific and research backed tips for achieving their goals. Harris is an expert goal-setter and has been called upon by Fortune 500 companies to assist with setting their strategic priorities, facilitate goal-setting sessions and provide inspirational talks.
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