President's Message - May 2016
It looks like summer has decided to come a little early this year. Maybe our winter visitors have the right idea……leave when it gets too warm. Wishing them safe travels back to their home state, a wonderful summer with family and friends, and looking forward to seeing them in the fall. While on the topic of weather, it was just perfect for our annual trip to Moab. Once again Mike & Cheryl did a great job putting together this event. I am sure everyone had a great time and are looking forward to next year’s trip.
This is a month when we celebrate two special events…..Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. Mother’s Day is that special day set aside for us to let our mothers know how much they are loved and appreciated. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. Holiday in 1914. A quote that most accurately describes a mother is “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made Mothers”. (Rudyard Kipling)
Without the men and women who are willing to serve our country and pay the ultimate price we would not have all the freedoms we sometimes take for granite. Did you know that Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who had died during the American Civil War and was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead? After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action. So let us remember these brave souls by flying the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon.
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