Memorial Day observations, honoring those who gave the ultimate...

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Over the years, I have written many posts about Memorial Day and Honoring those Soldiers/ Veterans who gave the ultimate Sacrifice for our country: The United States of America

If time permits, please check some of them out, I added the links at the bottom of this post.

My post here is about honoring the American Veterans who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Memorial Day should not be confused with Veterans Day. This is the day of remembering the men and women who died while serving. On the other hand, Veterans Day is to celebrate the men and women who served in the US Military. Many people thank me for my service in the US Army. My standard answer is:” … it was truly an honor to be part of the US Army, that is the least I could do to thank and give back to my country…”

Interestingly, just about everyone flies the US Flag on Memorial Day. Hence, if I may remind everyone, that the flag should be vibrant and not faded, in other words in pristine condition and if you are not going to take in the flag at dusk, then please leave your outdoor light on to shine on the flag.

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Just on a side note, I am a firm believer that when the government changed the date from the traditional date to make it a three-day weekend they not only undermined the very meaning of the day, but they made it into the “unofficial starting of the summer weekend”, hence it became a barbecue weekend as well as a celebration. This has watered down the true meaning of the day, just in case you are wondering, the year was 1968 and the law was called ‘the Uniform Monday Holiday Act’.

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There has been a movement started in 1987 by the late Sen. Daniel Inouye from Hawaii (a WWII Veteran) to return Memorial Day to its traditional date i.e.: May 30th. Sadly, it has not happened in his lifetime.

I believe that, we owe our respect and somber remembrance to the men and women who did not return from the battle field and payed with their lives in order that we can enjoy our Freedom day in and day out.

Hence at the minimum, please Observe the National Moment of Silence

At 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, plan on spending a minute to reflect on and remember those who have lost their lives serving our country.

 

Meaning of Memorial Day (May 28,2011)

Memorial Day Proud to be an American             (May 25th, 2014)

Happy Memorial Day Weekend            (May 24th, 2015)

Mememorial Day Let's honor them...             (May 29th,2016)

  

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Endre hopefully in the mist of all the barbecues that will be going on Monday, people take the time to reflect on the real meaning behind Memorial Day.

May 27, 2017 04:01 PM #1
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George Souto  we can only hope my friend:)Endre

May 27, 2017 04:03 PM #2
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HI Endre, 

Very good points made about the quality of the flag that you display.  All too often I see an American Flag that is tattered or faded and I shake my head. I hope many folks take that one thought into consideration if they are going to display the flag. 

May 27, 2017 04:49 PM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr. Very true. Memorial Day lost it's meaning into entertainment, barbecues, picnics, and parties. Great post! Happy Memorial Day weekend.

May 27, 2017 05:23 PM #4
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   All day long I have seen boats, beach-goers, and partiers coming into the neighborhood.  The grills are out, the frisbees are flying, the beer is flowing.

   I'm all for people having a good time... but that is NOT what "Memorial Day" is about.  I wish they would put it back to May 30, to one day to remember those who gave their lives.

May 27, 2017 05:27 PM #5
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Well said Endre Barath, Jr.!  I think alot of folks do not really think about the distinction between Veteran's Day and Memorial Day.  I do think it was sad that the late Senator Daniel Inouye did not live to see the traditional date of Memorial Day honored.   

May 27, 2017 05:38 PM #6
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Endre

Those who paid the ultimate price . . . . helped to make our lives safer.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 27, 2017 06:04 PM #7
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Endre,

Thank you for the heads up on the moment of silence.  We will definitely do that.  A

May 27, 2017 06:20 PM #8
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  it annoys me to see faded and tattered flags...then to boot when I walk my dog at night to see the flag being out with no lights on ....Endre

May 27, 2017 06:22 PM #9
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John Pusa  what a shame too....Endre

May 27, 2017 06:24 PM #10
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Fred Griffin  I guess I am singing to the Choir based on your comment, Endre

May 27, 2017 09:42 PM #11
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Important thoughts on Memorial Day, Endre.  There are those who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy.

May 28, 2017 03:52 AM #12
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Very powerful post!

This is the day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.

May 28, 2017 10:39 AM #13
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Endre

A very meaningful post for Memorial day to recognize the fallen.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 28, 2017 07:07 PM #14
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It was supposed to rain throughout the day so we didn't put out our flag. I am going to put it by the front door so it can be displayed tomorrow. 

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Allie Angeloni  I agree with you one hundred per cent, Endre

May 28, 2017 07:19 PM #16
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