Today is Memorial Day. To some, today is a day to enjoy a day off of work, or to fire up the backyard barbecue for a cookout with family and friends.
There is, however, more to the day than that. Today is the day that we, as a nation, honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Today we honor those brave men and women of uniform who laid down their lives so that we might enjoy the freedoms that our society provides.
Originally convceived of as Decoration Day, this day fo remembrance was first observed in 1868 as a way to honor the fallen soldiers of the American Civil War. It has since been expanded to honor the sacrifices of all US soldiers who fell in the line of duty.
Take a moment today and reflect upon that sacrifices that these individuals have made. For without their bravery, we might not live in the world that we do today.
It’s more than just a day off of work or a day to cook out or run out and check out the latest department store sales. It’s a day to remember those who have served our nation and to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that the rest of us may life in a free nation.
Today, take a moment and remember those who have fallen. If you see a soldier or a veteran, thank them for their service. While you may not think of it as a big deal, those words of appreciate may mean a lot to members of the Armed Forces past or present. Let them know you appreciate their service.
We are able to enjoy Memorial Day thanks to their efforts and their sacrifice.
Formally know as “Decoration Day“, this is a day that it set aside to honor the sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. It’s a day to honor their service and remember those who are no longer with us.
If you know a veteran or see one today, stop and thank them for their service to their country. Even if you don’t agree with the mission, honor the soldier whose diligence guarantees that we live in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”
To all of our veterans and active duty service men and women, I say “Thank you.” Thank you for giving up your time, your energy, your blood, sweat, and tears to ensure that I have the freedom to write a post like this. Mere words cannot ever repay the debt that we all owe you. You are the REAL American Heroes.