You may ask what Memorial Day has to do with Direct Marketing??? Well, if it weren't for all of those dedicated women and men who have made the commitment to serve our country, the freedom we possess today could be lessened -- and we may not have the opportunity to help our clients build more profitable customer relationships (I know, a shameless plug for RRW Consulting-- but we are direct marketers after all).
Whatever your beliefs are on the various military involvements that we are engaged in today, Memorial Day is about those folks that have served and have given their life to protect our country. This week, a young man was lost in Iraq from Torrance, CA -- a city adjacent to one of our RRW offices. Private-First-Class Joe Anzack was only 20-years-old. He was a nose-tackle on South High's football team, and an admired young man in the local community. Of course, when these stories hit your local papers, it really does bring the war closer to home. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Anzack family this Memorial Day.
Today, we'd like to do a shout-out to all those who have served and returned (thankfully) unharmed -- thank you for what you did to protect us and our country.
And to those who have served and lost their lives -- our thoughts, gratitude and prayers are with them and their families.
Happy Memorial Day weekend! While you're flippin' the burgers on the grill, take a moment to pause and reflect on why we have this nice long weekend.