Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day ~ Remember And Honor...

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast,
And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
~~~~~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Memorial Day formerly known as Decoration Day has become a day our Nation uses to have big sales and family get-together's with BBQ's over a three day weekend. Yes, there are still Memorial Day Parades where towns and cities honor their own Fallen Heroes. They are becoming few and far between and sparsely attended.

Sad, that.

We have no greater obligation to our country than to remember those who gave their lives so that we remain "The Land of the Free and Home to the Brave". Those men and women who willingly paid the ultimate price while serving under our Flag, doing their utmost to deny those whose ideologies can't grasp the fact that freedom is what America represents to the rest of the world deserve that remembrance.

This Memorial Day, please take more than just a few minutes to remember ALL the lives that have been given freely and with honor.

Their only request is that we remember them...Will You?

Memorial Day and every day, I do.

And so it goes......


Coffeypot said...

Awesome, vidoe. Thank you.

And rest assured I won't forget. Each Memorial Day I go the the National Cemetary in Marietta with some flowers and I look for a grave that has none. I place them there and thank him. The family may come by later (I hope they do) and see the anon flowers. But I pick a different grave each year.

Check out the poem on my site. You may have read it before. And you don't have to post this comment either. Just saying...

InfoHedon said...

What is this “freedom” that we’re fighting for? Unfortunately, this term seems to be used to have us send troops to foreign lands without question. Given the consequences, perhaps we should use more scrutiny when our government tells us we are fighting for “freedom.”

Perhaps we should question the way we look at war this memorial day: