The holiday was set in place to show appreciation and respect for our military service persons. This particular holiday was formerly known as Decoration Day. Its origins came after the American Civil War in order to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day became a day to honor all Americans who have died while in military service. For some it is also a time to remember loved ones whether in military service or not. For others (such as children) it is the beginning of summer.
Sometimes history is hard to relate to. Make it personal. discover your family roots and see how long your family has fought for your freedoms, your rights, your current way of life. America may be young but we can continue to be a great nation! Love, honor and respect are a great part of that heritage. We should pass that on to our children and their children for as long as we value our freedoms, our way of life, and those who have served.
“Some gave all…” is not just a phrase. One life is all we have no matter how we choose to spend it. There are soldiers who never came home because it wasn’t possible. There were some who came home only to be laid to rest and their families at least have closure. There are others who continue to serve over and over and over again in the danger zone of war and strife all over the world because they are needed and they believe in the right of freedom.
To all of these soldiers….
no matter their time, their place, or their branch of service….
“God Bless YOU”