In the US today, it’s Memorial Day — the day we remember those who serve our country and have given their lives for our freedom. A year or two ago, a group of people at work started a new tradition. Employees can buy small flags to honor someone they want to remember. One day before Memorial Day, employees gather during lunch hour and place the flags in rows on a hill outside of our building.
The flags cost $1 each and all the money is given to our local Veteran’s Hospital. They were hoping to raise $2500 this year, but when they presented the check to the hospital, it was for $3500! I think this is such a cool thing to do, and it reminds us, as employees, to pause and reflect on the importance of Memorial Day.
If you’re an American, I hope you’re doing something special to commemorate the day. (I love this link, if you need any suggestions. ;-) )
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