Remember this Day.

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In the last few days I’ve seen postings of military related statements and pictures concerning Memorial day, and people’s  displeasure on what is or is not the correct manner in which to celebrate or observe, ” Memorial day a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It began as Decoration day following the Civil war, the living  would honor the dead by decorating their  graves.”

Yes, Over time the retail stores have capitalized on Memorial day, this day of remembrance and honor  as a way to boost sales. For some it is the start of grilling season, or beach season. During this time New York City celebrates Fleet Week, to honor the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Its is customary for some to mark Memorial day by visiting graveyards and war monuments or march in parades.

Yes, we should pay our respects and remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. I encourage people to join in on some of the patriotic celebrations taking place in every state. Rise the American flag that symbolize the resolve to continue the fight for our freedom. Spend time with family and friends eating those delicious hot dog, hamburgers and that special BBQ chicken recipe. Laugh, reminisce and enjoy the beautiful weather.

After all this is what the men and women who are still holding the line and fighting for us to be able to live in freedom and to enjoy life. All I say is ” Remember the meaning of this Day.”

What say you?

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One comment

  1. Mike Roach Jr

    As an active-duty Soldier for the past seven years, and future veteran pending medical retirement who is married to a Navy veteran who served 8 years I agree wholeheartedly with this post 1000%. And here’s why if you look at the beginning of the blog it says some gave all and all gave some for those of us who have to give all this is a statement that runs deeper than those of you who have never served could understand all is a daily sacrifice. We get our hands dirty for low pay we’re pulled away from our families at a moment’s notice we worked and worked and worked with very little gratitude in return in some instances Health becomes an issue in which we can no longer serve in the of the outside world Severus could care less what you did for the country once you stop doing it for the country so yes let us remember those who died some of us who sacrificed just remember those who continue to fight because while you’re in your bed enjoy your drinks enjoy your barbecue enjoying your family someone who sacrificed their life and limb for the freedoms that you enjoy.

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