Honor and Valor

memorial-day-vector-illustration-with-ribbon_zJZNORS_-[Converted]It’s that time of year again. The unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, is upon us! As the weekend approaches we have visions of swimming pools and hamburgers flooding our senses. Who wouldn’t appreciate a three-day weekend in such lovely weather? But there is more to appreciate than just added free time.

Memorial Day is a day to celebrate those men & women who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice, their time, energy, blood, sweat and tears for this great nation. Originally stemming from the aftermath of the Civil War; what initially once called “Decoration Day” was created to honor and remember fallen heroes and loved ones. The holiday has evolved into a time to respect, honor, and appreciate all those heroes who have served our country.

While celebrating this holiday weekend be sure to take time to honor and remember those brave men & women. Show them that this day is more than hamburgers and sunshine. Show them what a true inspiration their strength and courage provide to us all. From all of us here at the SLM family, we would like to take a moment now to say thank you so very much for your service! You are true heroes!

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