The real meaning……

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I’m frustrated by people all over the country who view the day as anything BUT a day to remember our WAR DEAD. I hate hearing “Happy Memorial Day.”

It’s not Veterans Day. It’s not military appreciation day. Don’t thank me for my service. Please don’t thank me for my service. It’s take the time to pay homage to the men and women who died while wearing the cloth of this nation you’re so freely enjoying today, day.

We’ve all heard, “Freedom isn’t free.”

Since 1776, it’s actually cost us more than 1.3 million lives.

I hope you enjoy your weekend — but I hope you pause to remember, too.

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bettylouise31
    May 23, 2015 @ 14:56:09

    I remember when Memorial Day honor our ancestors and not just military.
    Il

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  2. One among Many
    May 23, 2015 @ 15:00:24

    My sentiments exactly.

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  3. GP Cox
    May 23, 2015 @ 15:51:56

    Well said.

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  4. inesephoto
    May 23, 2015 @ 16:54:56

    Agree. It is a day to visit the graves. A day of remembrance. A day of the fallen soldiers and firefighters, dead family members and friends. People who are gone but never forgotten.

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  5. LifestyleswithLia
    May 24, 2015 @ 16:56:36

    I completely agree with this!
    Someone recently who was visiting the USA from abroad, asked me what Memorial Day was about…I told them the meaning behind it but then remarked about how now it’s changed to sales at the department stores, BBQ’s in the backyard and a day off from work to go to the beach…
    When did this all change from the original meaning of the holiday? I agree that people should pause today and think about those who lost their lives for our country — Thank you for posting this…

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