Memorial Day…A Day of Remembrance
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died in service of the United States of America.
Why is this needed? Memorial Day started off as a somber day of remembrance; a day when Americans went to cemeteries and placed flags or flowers on the graves of our war dead. It was a day to remember ancestors, family members, and loved ones who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
But now, too many people “celebrate” the day without more than a casual thought to the purpose and meaning of the day. How do we honor the 1.8 million that gave their life for America since 1775? How do we thank them for their sacrifice?
On this Memorial Day let’s take time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.