Happy Memorial Day

by Team Swagbucks on Mon, May 28th, 2012 at 7:00 am

Hi Swaggernauts,

It’s Nicole from Team Swagbucks and today we are celebrating Memorial Day. I wanted to share with you my personal story and why this day is so important to myself and so many people around the country.

The picture you see above is of my husband, LCPL Darrell Schumann who was a decorated Machine Gunner with the US Marine Corps. While serving in Iraq he, along with 29 other Marines, were involved in helicopter accident that claimed their lives. Mine along with many other lives were changed that day but the one thing that helped us all make it through was the support that we received from people all over the country expressing their sympathy and gratitude for the fight that these men endured in order to make our country safer and letting us know that these men will never be forgotten.

This is what Memorial Day is about, remembering those who have paid the ultimate price serving this country. That is also why we chose The Intrepid Fallen Hero Fund as our charity for this month. The Intrepid Fallen Hero Fund has helped so many families who have lost their loved ones while serving the country. It’s charities like The Intrepid Fallen Hero Fund who make what is the most difficult time someone can go through a little more bearable.

So, as you are enjoying, what is hopefully a beautiful sunny day, barbequing and spending time with your loved ones, please take a moment to think of all the men and women who have served and continue to serve this great country. Please remember those who have fallen by observing one minute of silence at 3pm your local time.

Related Posts