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05/31/2016 05:02 pm ET Updated Jun 01, 2017

Gold Star Moms Share the True Meaning of Memorial Day

What is the REAL meaning for Memorial Day? Every Memorial Day we get a long weekend, spend time with friends and family, BBQ's and take boat rides, but forget so often what this day is REALLY for. On Memorial Day, we need to remember and give thanks to all the men and women in the military who have sacrificed and lost their lives to protect us. It is truly because of them that we can even have lives to celebrate!

Blogger and mom, Lyette Reback, has a special place in her heart for the sacrifice people make for our freedoms. She has gone so far as to organize and host a "Not For Nuthin" dinner where Gold Star Moms, women who lost their children in active duty, are paired with civilian moms. It's a time of remembrance and a time where civilian moms can see just how much some people sacrifice for our country. Take time to remember and listen to these two very special women who have lost their children. Help us help people remember the TRUE meaning of Memorial Day!

This touching video was produced by Lucia Nazzaro and shot/edited by Jean Carlo. To see more inspiring military stories, visit Hooplaha's YouTube page.