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  • The Weekend Playlist: For The Heroes

    As a kid growing up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, the old timers called it Decoration Day and seemed like they “decorated” the graves of all of their family and close friends that had gone on with flowers.

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    It was probably about the sixth grade when my favorite teacher, Mrs. Lafferty informed our class and me that it was Memorial Day and it was to honor men and women who died while serving their country.

    I guess folks just like calling it Decoration Day, what it was called after the Civil War when those from both Union and Confederate soldiers decorated their graves.  It still blows me away to think that 600,000 died in that war.  Later on, in 1966, President Johnson named it Memorial Day.  Still my earliest memories of the Memorial Day were putting flowers on the graves of family and friends.  Even though Memorial Day is to commemorate those who made the greatest sacrifice, many people use it to remember loved ones that have past and I think that’s OK.  Never forget and always remember the good things about those that have gone on.

    While we remember our family and friends it is extremely important that we take a few minutes to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedom.

    So to honor those I’ve added a quote to go along with this week’s playlist.

    “Posterity -- you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you make good use of it.”

    John Quincy Adams

    The spirit of this quote is captured in our patriotic t shirts George Washington’s Sword. We also give 11% of the sale of all of our patriotic apparel goes to Homes For Our Troops, an organization committed to building specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat.  

    Without further ado, this week’s playlist for our fallen patriots.

    1. God Bless America -- Erving Berlin
    2. Star Spangled Banner -- Jimi Hendrix
    3. American Soldier -- Toby Keith
    4. Warrior -- Kid Rock
    5. Born In The USA -- Bruce Springsteen
    6. The Stars and Stripes Forever -- John Philip Sousa's
    7. America the Beautiful -- Katharine Lee Bates
    8. Remember the Heroes -- Sammy Hagar
    9. America -- Neil Diamond
    10. 10.  Born Free -- Kid Rock

    Have a great weekend, Mike

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  • Why We Love May: Military Appreciation Month

    One of the things that I love about Everyday Conversations is just that, the conversations it inspires. The whole purpose for the team and contributors writing everyday is not only for you to get to know us, but for us to get to know you!

    With that said, my favorite part of May is easily the fact that it's military appreciation month. I mean, other than the fact that the April showers are gone and the May flowers are here. That's pretty hard to pass up. But, the military holds a special place in my heart. A lot of my family has been active in some branch or another, defending our country. I've prayed for homecomings and safety more times than I can count. So, a month dedicated to those who serve seems like a pretty good month to me, yes? Yes.

    I wanted to take advantage (the good kind, not the bad kind) of this month, though, and let you know of the organization that we work with to support our Patriots. For those of you who don't know, we are committed to giving at Live It Everyday. We believe that it is vital to give as we go and make a contribution above ourselves. Because of that, we give 11% of the money from each shirt to a charity or organization in that design's category. For our patriotic apparel, we give 11% of the income from that shirt before taxes to Homes For Our Troops, an organization committed "to build[ing] adapted homes for severely injured Veterans across the nation to enable them to rebuild their lives." Supported by people like Wynona Judd and Jacob Tamme, HFOT has an A rating on Charity Navigator, the site through which Live It Everyday finds the charities. If you're looking to support Homes For Our Troops, click here, or go on ahead and pick up a Patriotic tee for the Fourth (men, women). Your friends, well, they'll be almost as jealous as when you blow them out of the water with that fantastic firework display you've gone across the border for. Yay Fourth of July!

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    Stay tuned: next month, we've got some SUPER EXCITING things planned with HFOT. Keep watching Everyday Conversations, and as always, keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates! We love to hear from you!

    See ya, Haley

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