Memorial Day is a special day. It is a day of honor and reverence; it is a solemn day.
We must recognize an unfortunate fact of life: our country was shaped and is protected by the blood of our ancestors, the warriors.
We can be thankful, because over the years my family and yours has answered the call every time our way of life has been threatened.
No one has better described what someone puts on the line when they sign a contract to serve in the armed forces than legendary General Jim Mattis of the United States Marine Corps.
In a recent address to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, Mattis articulated, “You signed blank checks payable with your lives to the American people.”
With this simple sentence, he captures the moment of signing, when a civilian Department of Defense employee hands a young man or woman a black pen, in a cubicle somewhere inside a military entrance processing station.
Whatever sacrifices are made, for whatever reason, the end result is our freedoms and a way of life we enjoy, regardless of how we feel about our politicians.
What we do here at QuickTrick is a simple and minor thing to say thank you and to honor those who have gone before us.
We hope you will join us and our partners (Jo Coddington, Forgeline, BoltUps) in honoring a veteran by nominating someone you appreciate.
Please send us their story (AND picture(s) by Sunday, May 29th, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know why you appreciate your nominee. We will choose as many as we can to receive goody bags from all of our partners and QuickTrick.
Watch your email Sunday and follow our events on Facebook, IG & Twitter for the announcements.
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