Millions of Americans will take to the road, or will take to the air, or will celebrate in their own backyards with family and friends during this Memorial Day weekend. They will go to picnics, they will go to outings and enjoy the long “holiday weekend”. With more than 1.4 million Americans currently wearing the cloth of the nation and several millions of veterans, as well as the hundreds of thousands graves of those who never made it back, this day serves as a vital reminder of the importance of expressing our gratitude to all those who are serving, those who have served, and most importantly on this day, those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great nation and the freedom and rights that we enjoy.
Unfortunately, many Americans forget what we are celebrating. Unfortunately, many of our schools today (due maybe to wrongly perceived Political Correctness) not longer teach the sacrifices that our men and women, either in uniforms, or just as citizen soldiers, have made since the founding of our great nation.
I ask that, as you, with family and friends enjoy this weekend, remember why Memorial Day was established 145 years ago. Memorial day is a strong and vital reminder of why our nation is so great and why we should express our gratitude to all those men and women who are serving our nation today (over 1.4 million of them) as well as several millions of veterans, many of them crippled for life, and the many who will never see their children grow, or their children graduate from high school or College, or celebrate another wedding anniversary because they paid the ultimate price.
I am including this great video (internet link). It is short and a reminder what our nation, and we, the people, are celebrating this weekend. I not only ask you that you past this on, so that while you and your family and friends are celebrating Memorial Day, maybe you and them could pause for a few seconds and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can celebrate this date honoring them.
If you have young children and grandchildren, find a few minutes with them, and play this video so that they too can learn and remember what we are celebrating. Tell them that Memorial Day is a celebration to really Honor our men and women who are serving or have served our nation and also those who gave their lives so that our nation and we, the people, can enjoy freedom.
We need to pause and thank! (enter the link below in your browser)
For those who fought for it,
freedom has a taste the protected will never know