Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

Honoring Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an important day in America. It is a day to give thanks, to pay tribute and to remember those who gave their lives to protect our country. In reality, we should be thankful every single day of the year. Most people (and I used to be one of them when I was younger), considered Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, as the unofficial start to summer. 

There is so much more to this important national holiday. It’s our country’s remembrance and tribute to our fallen heroes, the men and women who died defending our country while serving in the American military. Because of these brave American Soldiers who love our country and are willing sacrifice their lives to defend it, we are able to live as a free nation. 

Good and bad, America is still the best country in the world, thank you to those who gave up their lives to defend its freedom. They sacrificed their lives for you to have your freedoms in this country. In my opinion I think it is disgraceful to burn, stand on or do any other defiling to our American flag. Please have respect for the flag that represents our country and that in the end is draping the coffins of those who has protected you and your country.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Today, honoring Soldiers on Memorial Day often takes the form of special ceremonies, speeches, and laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

Thank you to all the Military men and women who have served and sacrificed their lives for our freedom.


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