A day of remembrance of beaches, ballparks, barbecues and yes, the store sales. What a fun day, the “unofficial” start of summer, the Indy 500, with a 3 day weekend to boot. How did Americans get so lucky to have this joyous holiday?
Oh there is that one troublesome problem in the morning, some old guys with funny looking hats block part of town and have a little parade. No problem though, just avoid that part of town, it’s a pretty small affair. What’s that all about anyway? Some political rally? Some social cause? And don’t those people know it’s time to party?
Right or wrong, agree or disagree, political or not- decisions were made as a county and millions of men and women responded and served and paid the “ultimate sacrifice.” “The true heroes are the ones left on the battlefields” the saying goes, this is the day to remember them.
No grills to light, hot dogs to burn, shopping or flag waving. Just you and your taking some time with your thoughts and now with the country being involved in multiple conflicts perhaps a moment to wish the end for no more lost for the next Memorial Days.
Not a day to celebrate but a day to ponder, to remember.
Please take a moment on May 30th at 3:00pm local time to remember those that died in military service to the country.
Arlington National Cemetery
- Looking Back on Memorial Day (culturechoc2010.wordpress.com)
- Memorial Day Remembrance (dakotavoice.com)
- Memorial Day Parade to Step Off at VFW (gerritsenbeach.net)