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.
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’.
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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