Thursday, May 26, 2011

Let Us Not Forget


I know that the OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop is really exciting and a ton of fun for so many of us but let us not forget that Memorial Day is a sacred day and take time to honor and remember all who have made the greatest sacrifice on our behalf.  It is truly disrespectful to simply treat Memorial Day as just another vacation day or an opportunity to shop 'til you drop. Far too often, Americans take for granted the freedoms we enjoy. Those freedoms were paid for, with the lives of others, few of us ever knew. They came from large cities, small towns and all walks of life with one thing in common—LOVE OF and LOYALTY TO our great country. 

Wherever you find yourself this weekend I challenge you to remember the meaning of Memorial Day. Explain it to the kids, encourage  family and friends to discuss it. Attend a parade, visit a national cemetery, watch a military documentary. Since 1776, more than 1.5 million Americans have lost their lives while in uniform. Freedom is not free, and sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance. By honoring our nation’s war dead, we preserve their memory, their service and their sacrifice in the memories of future generations. It's the least we can do to honor all they have done for us.

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6 comments:

Seongsook Duncan said...

Paula, it is very well written and touching my heart. I hope I can share this on my blog.

Lisa Oliver said...

Thank you for the reminder - well said and appreciated.

Sherry Hickey said...

Paula, thanks for your beautiful words reminding us what this holiday is all about.

...Darlene said...

Paula, Thank you for your well written reminder. I get so frustrated when I see people use the term Happy Memorial Day.

sandy said...

Thanks for the reminder.

Christine said...

well said Paula - thank you for your continued support of our military

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