• Memorial Day – Some Gave All

    Posted by Right 360 on May 29, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is observed on the last Monday of May.

    Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was first observed on May 30, 1868, to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War. The holiday was expanded to include all Americans who have died in military service in 1971.

    Memorial Day is a time to remember the sacrifices that have been made for our country. It is a day to reflect on the cost of freedom and to honor those who have given their lives to protect our nation and to be grateful for the sacrifices that have been made.

    There are many ways to observe Memorial Day. Some people visit cemeteries or memorials to pay their respects to the fallen. Others participate in parades or other public ceremonies. Still, others simply take the time to reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day and to be grateful for the sacrifices that have been made.

    No matter how you choose to observe Memorial Day, it is important to remember the men and women who have died in service to our country. They have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we owe them our gratitude.

    Here are some additional ways to observe Memorial Day:

    • Visit a military cemetery or memorial.
    • Attend a parade or other public ceremony.
    • Read a book about the history of Memorial Day.
    • Write a letter to a deployed service member.
    • Donate to a veterans’ organization.
    • Plant a tree or flower in honor of a fallen soldier.
    • Simply take some time to reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day and to be grateful for the
      sacrifices that have been made.

    Memorial Day Quotes:

    • “The soldier, above all others, prays for peace.” – Douglas MacArthur
    • “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for their country has made this nation the
      beacon of liberty and hope for the world.” – Ronald Reagan
    • “Freedom is never free. It must be purchased with blood.” – Milton Friedman
    • “The highest tribute that can be paid to the dead is not to mourn, but to live by the ideals which they cherished and defended.” – John F. Kennedy
    • “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” – Abraham
      Lincoln

    Keep in mind Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who have died in service to our country. For those who have served and for those who have lost a family member and/or fellow service member; this isn’t one of those holidays that has the prefix of “Happy” before its name. It is a day to reflect on the cost of freedom and to be grateful for the sacrifices that have been made.

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