Showing posts with label Memorial Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Memorial Day. Show all posts

Monday, May 27, 2019

Happy Memorial Day 2019


Today we acknowledge, recognize and honor those soldiers who have stood for us, fought for us and died for us. After all, if you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything. These soldiers stood for the United States of America. 

Whether you have served in the United States Army, the United States Marines, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force or the United States Coast Guard--thank you for serving the land of the free and the home of the brave. 

Some of those wonderful members of our military who are no longer with us and died in 2019 include: 

January

Chief Warrant Officer to Jonathan Farmer (age 37) of Boynton Beach, Florida (January 16, 2019)
Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon Kent (age 35) of Pine Plains, New York (January 16, 2019)
Sgt. Cameron Meddock (age 26) of Spearman, Texas (January 17, 2019)
Sgt. 1st Class: Joshua "Zach" Beale (age 32) of Carrollton, Virginia (January 22, 2019)

March

Spc. Jackson Johnson (age 20) of Hillsboro, Missouri (March 7, 2019)
Sgt. Holli Bolinski (age 37) of Pinkneyville, Illinois (March 7, 2019)
Sgt. 1st Class: Will D. Lindsay (age 33) of Cortez, Colorado (March 22, 2019)
Spc. Joseph P. Collette (age 29) of Lancaster, Ohio (March 22, 2019)

April

CpL Robert Hendriks (age 25) of Locust Valley, New York (April 8, 2019)
Sgt. Benjamin Hines (age 31) of York, Pennsylvania (April 8, 2019)
Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman (age 43) of Newark, Delaware (April 8, 2019)
Staff Sgt. Albert J. Miller (age 24) of Richmond, New Hampshire (April 19, 2019) 
Spc. Ryan Riley (age 22) of Richmond, Kentucky (April 20, 2019)
Spc. Michael T. Osario (age 20) of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho (April 23, 2019)
Pfc. Michael A. Thomason (age 28) of Lincoln Park, Michigan (April 29, 2019)

May 

Spc. Miguel L. Holmes (age 22) of Hinesville, Georgia (May 2, 2019)

As a proud American who loves her country--I salute you. And today at 3 pm on behalf of the National Remembrance Act, I will stop and remember what you have done for my country and myself. I express my love for my country and those of you who support America when singing National Anthem

Thank you to everyone who has served in the United Armed Forces. God Bless The USA.

Happy Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5 Great Vegan Barbecue Recipes For Memorial Day

Memorial Day is approaching us. With only a few weeks away, it is tradition to honor the people of the United States Armed Forces who have fought and died for our country. This special day occurs the last Monday in May, making it an honorable federal holiday. Every year, millions of Americans gather with family, friends, and other loved ones to celebrate by having various cookouts and barbecues which rely on great company, great entertainment, and most important, great food. So what are the best vegan barbecue recipes for Memorial Day?

1. Lightlife Smoked Sausage Kabobs with Beer-Mustard Sauce. A barbecue without kabobs and beer is like sunshine without the sun, I would say. This vegan recipe really epitomizes what good barbecue is all about. Substitute the butter in this recipe for vegan butter and you are good to go.
2. Lightlife Smart Wings with Blue Cheese Dip. Some of the greatest foods at barbecues are those traditional specialties that you would never think would ever be vegan. One of them being wings. Although I have to add, instead of using mayo to make the dip, substitute it with non-dairy ingredients.
3. Daiya Creamy Macaroni and Cheese. Is there anyone on earth that hates macaroni and cheese? What if I told you that you can enjoy this classic without any dairy or eggs. And it is still tastes delicious? Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite foods and this, my friends, is one of my favorite barbecue recipes.

4. Gardein Chipotle Chick'n Kebabs. Some of the greatest food I have ever enjoyed at a barbecue or outdoor event has been seasoned with chipotle. What I love about this amazing Gardein addition is that it can work as both an entrée and an appetizer.
5. Tofurky Andouille Po Boy. Some of the greatest barbecue food I have ever enjoyed is influenced by New Orleans and this Cajun classic proves why it is one of the greatest vegan barbecue recipes to enjoy this Memorial Day.