Memorial Day Remembrance and BBQ

Memorial Day Remembrance and BBQ

Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. In an effort, though, to remember the importance of this holiday, people are asked to observe a national moment of remembrance at 3 p.m. and fly flags at half-staff until noon. Then, you can get to another Memorial Day tradition, getting together with family and friends for a barbecue. Memorial Day is one of the three most popular days for grilling out. Here is a recipe that you will make your Memorial BBQ a winner!! Crack Corn (grown in the Glades!!) Ingredients: 6 ears corn, husked 3 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. cayenne pepper kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 c. melted butter Lime wedges, for squeezing Directions: Heat grill to high. Oil grates and add corn. Grill, turning, 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl add brown sugar, cayenne, salt, pepper and butter. Whisk together until combined. Baste corn, while grilling, until totally slathered in crack sauce. Grill until charred and tender, 5 minutes more. Squeeze with lime and...
Honor our Veterans on Veterans Day

Honor our Veterans on Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an important day for showing appreciation to members of our military, past and present. If you’re looking for an appropriate way to honor a veteran in your life, or would like to contribute in a way that’s meaningful for veterans everywhere, here’s a list of suggestions to start you off. Attend a Veterans Day event in your area Fly a flag correctly Ask someone about their service If you know a veteran, write a simple postcard or e-card that recognizes them on Veterans Day Visit a VA Hospital   would like to thank all those veterans who proudly served our country. Here is a poem to honor our veterans. The Noble and the Brave: A Veteran’s Day Tribute When America had an urgent need, These brave ones raised a hand; No hesitation held them back; They were proud to take a stand. They left their friends and family; They gave up normal life; To serve their country and their God, They plowed into the strife. They fought for freedom and for peace On strange and foreign shores; Some lost new friends; some lost their lives In long and brutal wars. So here’s to our country’s heroes; They’re a cut above the rest; Let’s give the honor that is due To our country’s very best. By Joanna Fuchs...

Friday, September 16 – Remembering our POW/MIA for the Service They Provided

                  The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. On this day we need to take time out to pause to remember the sacrifices and service of those who were prisoners of war (POW), as well as those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families. All military installations fly the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag, which symbolizes the nation’s remembrance of those who were imprisoned while serving in conflicts and those who remain missing. Special tribute goes out to Vernon Dexter who is a veteran of WWII and Korea and a Prisoner of War in WWII held in captivity in Stalag 7a, Moosburg, Germany.   We want to thank him for his service to our country. Glades Gas would also like to recognize others on this day. If you have a family member who was a POW/MIA, please send a comment with their name and where they served and we would love to recognize them as...