Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is special for most veterans, although some people are still confused about what Memorial Day represents. I am a veteran, so I get “thank you for your service” a lot. While that’s okay, Memorial Day is about honoring, respecting and living for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day is for all the service members who came before us in American history and sacrificed their lives so that America could be free. For me, Memorial Day is the time to think of my friends that I lost in combat. I live for them.

I am forever grateful and honored to have served with a few. I hope you all have a fantastic Memorial Day!

About Bryan Anderson: Bryan grew up and resides in Illinois. Injured by an IED in October 2005, Bryan is one of the few triple amputees to survive his injuries in Iraq. He is an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation and a spokesperson for USA Cares, which is focused on assisting post 9-11 veterans. Click here to learn more about Bryan.