Memorial Day is a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. Every family, friend and loved one is in our minds today on this special day. Many of our sisters have family members and loved ones who have served or are currently serving. Read below to learn about Michaela Svaranowic's amazing Grandparents who served for our country!
"Today marks a special day of remembrance to honor those who have died in military service. As a proud Army brat, today is a little extra special for my family as we all take a moment to remember those family members who have since passed away after their years of service. In particular, I would like to take this time to honor my grandmother, Josephine Lemme, and my grandfather, Angelo Lemme, both whom have served in the United States Marines. During the Vietnam War, my grandfather earned the Navy Marine Corps Medal for Heroism during his heroic actions in 1965 in Chu Lai, Vietnam, when he saved a pilot from a burning fighter jet during a hot refueling mission. Although his heroic actions greatly threatened his life, he continued to be prideful to serve his country. My grandparents taught me the extreme honor it is to serve this great country and what it truly means to be apart of a lifelong team."
We are all so blessed to live in this free country, because of the sacrifices that brave men and women take, and today we thank those service members and their families. We can't thank families like the Svaranowic's for their service to our country. Alpha Phi wishes all families and friends a wonderful Memorial Day! 🇺🇸
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." -Joseph Campbell