What is Memorial Day? The dictionary says: a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May.
The young people of today learn about Memorial Day in school. For us older folks we also learnt what Memorial Day was, but we also lived through the Viet Nam war and remember those men and women, many were friends of ours who died in that war. Our Grandparents and Great Grandparents remember the War I and II and all the friends that lost their lives in those two wars.
If you have ever been in Washington DC and had the chance to see Arlington cemetery and all those white head stones is only a brief reminder of those Men and Women who fought for our country to keep us free. To keep us as individual the right to live free and have the opportunity to free speech, the right to chose our mates, the right to vote for our officials, the right to go where we want when we want.
For some this is just another holiday to party and shoot off fire crackers. Not because they are celebrating the real meaning of the holiday, but just to take another day off from work.
We should all take a moment of silence and bow our heads to say thank you to all the men and women who have fought to keep us free, and to say thank you to the men and women who are still fighting in foreign lands to keep us free.
Thank you for giving of your time. May God Bless.