Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season, the day we head to the beach, bring out the barbecue grills and have fun with family. However, this year in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland we’ll be experiencing rainstorms and attempting to stay dry.
However for Gold Star families this is a day were their family members have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. They have given their life for our freedom. Memorial Day it a day to look back and reflect upon the family members they’ve lost during a military war or conflict. It would be horrible to think of today as simply a day off from work or a trivial holiday and forget the terrible things that men and women in our country have had to overcome so we can have a holiday like this.
I hope before you eat your barbecue or drink your ice-cold beer/beverage, you’ll take a moment to remember those who gave their life and made the ultimate sacrifice for The United States of America so we're able to enjoy this day..
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a Los Angeles family photographer and Northern Virginia/National Archives Promotion Ceremony photographer in Torrance, CA. I am happy you came to visit the blog! I hope you find inspiration and helpful tips. In addition, to a peek into my life as a family photographer.