Honoring the military, past and present

By on May 25, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

Each May as the mercury begins to rise and we knock the dust off of our grills, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of another summer. It’s quite a relief to have finally bridged the long holiday abyss, isn’t it? But Memorial Day means more than just a day away from the office; it’s a chance to both reflect on those who gave their lives while serving in the U.S. military and pay tribute to those serving today.

Earlier this month, GEICO did just that by recognizing six members of our military with the 24th annual Military Service Awards. In addition to serving their country, these members of the armed forces went above and beyond the call of duty by volunteering their time and energy to their local communities to take on important causes such as fighting drug and alcohol abuse and promoting traffic and fire safety.

Whether you’re relaxing poolside or catching a ballgame this Memorial Day, be sure to also take some time to remember those who fought for our country in the past and salute our servicemen and servicewomen who serve today. And for a chuckle, check out GEICO’s Memorial Day ad: