May 24, 2012
This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a time set aside to remember the men and women who lost their lives serving in our nation’s Armed Forces.
As the author of USMemorialDay.org states, “Traditional observance of Memorial Day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades.”
This Memorial Day weekend, let us make a conscious effort to reflect upon the sacrifices of our fallen men and women in uniform. They lost their lives serving our nation, fighting to preserve and protect the unprecedented freedom we enjoy as Americans.
Let us never take their sacrifices — or our freedom — for granted.