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.
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......