A Memorial Day Tribute - 2010
The "Doughboy" statue in the center of Hopkinton, Massachusetts stands as a reminder of the sacrifices of all the soldiers who have served this country since Word War I and beyond.
Originally known as "Decoration Day," Memorial Day was enacted to honor those who served in the Civil War and was later expanded to include all who have died in military service.
This weekend not only marks the beginning of summer but also stands as a tribute to all of our fallen heroes and those who protect us on a regular basis. That includes those who are currently serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places around the globe.
I remember immediately following the events of September 11, 2001, many of us were so overwhelmed with a sense of patriotism that we could not find enough sentiment to express it or enough flags to demonstrate it. At the time, a young friend of mine told me that she had never really given any thought to love of country until that week.
Hopefully, we do not have to experience anything similar to those events to remember everyone who has put their own safety at risk to protect all of us.
Along with the grilling, gatherings and day of rest, we need to take a moment to reflect about what this day actually symbolizes.
Happy Memorial Day weekend to all - with gratitude toward so many.
Copyright 2010 "A Memorial Day Tribute - 2010"
Claudette Millette, Broker, Owner, The Buyers' Counsel - (508) 881-6230