“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial beginning of summer. Parades take place, the grill is dusted off for the first time.
But actually, it is much more than that.
Memorial Day is in remembrance of soldiers who fell in combat risking their lives for their country.
It is about gratitude.
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On Monday we honor the fallen.
But today, let’s not forget those who have been left to pick up the pieces.
(Let us) be better at remembering their sacrifice too.
Because there’s not enough “I’m so, so sorry,” that can be given.
But we can always listen.
To their loss.
To their fear.
To their joy.
To their pain.
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Memorial Day has come to mean the beginning of summer, a time for picnics and barbecues, and a holiday to gather around the family. That happiness and freedom, however, is a product of the real cause for the holiday: the sacrifice made by men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties Americans hold dear. Memorial Day is a time to remember that the American way of life is not cheap but rather has been purchased by the lives of so many who have sacrificed for us to live free and happily now.
‘lest we forget…
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