Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day, yes I did use the word happy.  We have spent some time reading about the true meaning of memorial day and what it is all about.  The history of the day is very insightful.  This is a day to remember those who have lost their lives while fighting for our freedom.  So why do we use the word happy for such a somber day?  To me, we should celebrate the lives of these great people who laid down their own lives, so that we can be here today.  These were not just any ordinary people, they were soldiers, true American heroes.  The sacrifices they made for our freedom are beyond words, I cannot even imagine what it must have been like.  So thank you to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice, I am eternally grateful for your act of service.

It was interesting to read that the flags are raised and then ceremoniously lowered to the half-staff position until 12 noon.  This is to represent those who lost their life while serving our country.  Then they are raised to the top to represent the brave men and women who are still fighting for our freedom today.  They will pick up where they left off and continue to fight for justice.  I never knew this, but am glad I did a little research.  What a special day to celebrate!  It is so much more then cookouts, family, friends, fireworks, and American Flags.  Had people not fought for us, we would not be here today to do all of the things that we enjoy so much.  The day means so much more when you actually know what it is all about, pretty cool huh?  I hope you took some time today to remember those that lost their life while fighting for yours.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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