This weekend most people working in construction will get a long weekend to celebrate and honor in our hearts those who died while serving our country.

Growing up, I remember Memorial Day weekend visiting cemeteries where loved ones were laid after serving their time on earth, whether veterans or not.

Yesterday, I saw on Facebook my cousin’s son was accepted into the Navy.  I was pleased to see the encouragement that the post was receiving despite all the mixed emotions with Military service these days.  It is men and women who serve our beloved country that keep us The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.  We have many people in our cherished construction industry who also serve every day fearlessly on jobsites and face sadly enough, that most every day in America there is a construction fatality.

This Memorial Day, we are featuring again articles from the past that give you an opportunity to honor those that served in the Military, and those that lost their lives to Military or Construction. Will you join me in giving in honor of someone you loved who is no longer with us this Memorial Day? The links are below.

“All Gave Some, Some Gave All”

In Honor and Remembrance,

Suzanne Breistol

1 Comment
  • Evelyn Martinez

    Wow! This is so profound and true. It almost seems as if most of us Americans take these honorable sacrifices for granted and many of us have become lackadaisical, maybe even feeling a little entitled to the safety and freedom that we are privileged to enjoy every day. I try and thank any known Veterans at work or if I see them in uniform on the street, I always stop and say to them, “Thank you for your service to our country”, they always smile and say “Thank you” It feels as though we both come away feeling good, I show my appreciation and they feel acknowledged and appreciated. It’s a great feeling. It also gives them a sense of pride and a confirmation that it is not all in vain, they are doing something good and it is worth it and people do care. As you mentioned, in regard to or fallen construction workers, I agree, we should honor them as well. Just think, someone built the houses we live in and the buildings that we work in. Blood, sweat and probably tears went into some of these structures and we are oblivious to these sacrifices. If we would just appreciate and respect our fellow man / woman accordingly, we might cover most of the bases. Thank you for making me stop and think.

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