Friday, May 23, 2014

BIG’s Blog: Remember on Memorial Day

When I was growing up back in the 50s and 60s, Memorial Day was about going to the cemetery and placing flowers on loved ones’ graves. We would see the flags on veterans’ headstones, but it wasn’t exclusively a remembrance of those who had served in our armed forces.

People still decorate family and friends’ graves, but Memorial Day has taken on more of a focus on the fallen from our recent and past wars since 9/11.

In America, we are still free. If this isn’t driven home to you everyday as you read or listen to the news from places like Thailand, Ukraine, North Korea, Iran, Pakistan and on and on … then you aren’t paying attention.

This Memorial Day, remember that it is those men and women in our armed forces who have secured our freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and even freedom to demonstrate.
If you see a man or woman in uniform this long Memorial Day weekend, remember to thank them for their service.


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