Today, as I write my letter for the June VitaMist View, it is Memorial Day.
It is so easy to celebrate the holiday and allow its true meaning to escape us. As we, Americans, gather at barbecues or ball games with our family and friends, we often forget the origins and real significance of days like today. I know that by the time you read this, Memorial Day will have passed and be just a distant memory, but why not pause, just for a moment right now, to honor our war dead from decades past and our soldiers overseas today, who are risking their lives for us.
But Memorial Day is not just for remembering the past. It is also a celebration of the gifts our service members have given us. More than a million American service members have died in the wars and conflicts since the first colonial soldiers fought for our independence. Each person who died during those conflicts was a loved one, cherished by family and friends. It is important for us to recognize the sacrifices they have made, and also honor their devotion to liberty, the true cause for which they put their lives on the line.
At VitaMist we are honored to remember our brave servicemen and women to whom we owe so much. And as a Company and a Family, it is our duty to strive to uphold the values of honesty and integrity that form the foundation of our great country.
As I have written before, sometimes the path is not easy, sometimes there are people who may try to destroy what you are building and lead you from the true path, but if you believe in your goal, if you believe in your destination, there is nothing that can get in the way of your success.