On May 27, most of America will be celebrating Memorial Day. For most typical Americans, this day revolves around retail sales, BBQ’s and sporting events. However, let us remember the true meaning of Memorial Day—a day to remember our men and women who serve in our Arm Forces—to remember those who survived and those who perished.
Memorial Day is traditionally celebrated on May 30, however, we celebrate it on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day originated at Decoration Day, originally to remember the fallen soldiers of the Civil War, by the 20th Century it encompass all American soldiers from all major wars and active duty. Memorial Day is a national holiday that reminds us American’s the high cost of freedom, the cost of continuing to protect our freedoms. There are some who would disagree, and that is there right, however, it does not negate the fact that sacrifices have been made by our soldiers. Soldiers that we asked to go into harms way, men and women who are courageous enough to risk their own lives since many of us are unwilling to risk our own for a cause, for a belief, for an ideal…for patriotism.
Whether or not you agree with the war, with the actions by our government at its’ present state and engagements. You must support our troops, they were tasked with a job to do and they are doing it to their best ability. When you are out shopping, when you are at a sporting event or in a backyard getting drunk and BBQ’ing your hamburgers, take a moment to remember our troops. Men and women who are in harms way, who are engaged in combat, battling to preserve their fellow soldiers life. Remember, all the wives, husbands, sons, daughters, mothers and father who have lost their lives in service of their country.