Tuesday, May 29, 2012

True Meaning of Memorial Day

How was your Memorial Day celebration everyone? I bet you had a wonderful time with your friends and family. I was reading the newspaper early this morning and one statement caught my attention. The writer was disappointed knowing that the essence of Memorial Day was forgotten by few. (Picture below was taken at a memorial park beside HardRock in Biloxi, Mississippi)He further stated that people are obsessed with Memorial Day sale, drinking party and cook-out. I can't blame the writer and I can't blame the people who see the holiday as a party event. Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. People see it as a good 3-day getaway to be with friends and family. So, I can't blame them to see this holiday as a party event in their lives. As long as they are aware of the true meaning of Memorial Day and in their own ways, they remember those men and women in uniforms who died for freedom.

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This holiday was created to commemorate the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War but, by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars.

For those who visited the cemeteries and memorials to honor those who have died in military service, I salute you all. God bless you! God bless America!

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