Memorial Day always makes me think. I think of the sacrifices my grandfather made, and never really discussed. I think about the 4,000 plus soldiers that have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. I don’t think that anyone will ever comprehend what those families go through nor will people be appreciative of the sacrifice they made. This shouldn’t be a one day event. Part of me feels angry when people enjoy cookouts and lounge around. It is not a day of celebration, it is a time of rememberance and solace. I really wonder how many people participated in the moment of silence that was requested by President Obama?

For all the families who experience everyday as a memorial day after the death of their service member, I hope that they find comfort in the knowledge that some of us appreciate the service and sacrifice of their loved one.


About OneVeganFoodie

Let's see. I am a certified personal trainer (CPT), group exercise instructor, nutritional counselor, and wellness counselor. My training background focuses mainly on getting overweight populations into shape, but I have worked with people wanting to gain strength/healthy weight and agility. I worked with the Army and the Marines for several years before settling into a civilian lifestyle. I'm still adjusting and I really miss it. I also enjoy coaching non-runners through their first running event. I post my workouts on here but remember that you need to seek medical advice prior to starting a new exercise regimine. I also love food. I've been vegetarian for 10 years and 4 of the last years I have been completely vegan. I love food and I love to cook. I follow a strict diet that I do not recommend for everyone, but I really enjoy as it keeps me healthy and helps me to know what is going into my body.
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