Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember those brave military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. For Justin Moore, honoring our military members, past and present, is a year round thing. And this year, as he reflects on the bravery and the selflessness of those who gave their lives for this country, he can’t help but also think of healthcare workers, who were on the frontline of the war against Covid-19 in our country, and how they demonstrated the same selflessness and willingness to put themselves in harm’s way to protect other people.
“To have that inside you, that thing that you’re willing to put your life on the line or at risk because you want to save, help, etc. other people, because that’s more important to you, now that’s very, very special. I wish I had more of that in me. If we could only bottle that up and give it to everybody, myself included, this world would be a much better place.”
It’s disheartening to Justin that the bad news and the bad people in the world tend to get more coverage because that’s what sells and what attracts an audience, because he says, “There is so much good out there and so much love out there.” And Justin says, “Having the chance to travel around the country and meet people who do, just extraordinary things on a daily basis, I wish people got to see that more. You know, you look at even the front line healthcare workers over the last year. I mean I’ve got some in my family even. The positions that they’re willing to put themselves in to get us through some unbelievably difficult times is really, really special.”
No matter how you plan to celebrate Memorial Day, Justin is hopeful everyone will take time to remember and honor the brave men and women of our military, and perhaps even our healthcare workers, who paid the ultimate price while helping to defend our country against danger.
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