Memorial Day

Posted: May 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

I look around and see the people of this country that has served in one military branch or another, they made a decision to serve our country. To do things that most people would never imagine doing, many have paid with their lives and what do the other soldiers do, they continue to push forward in the honor of their fallen brothers and sisters.

I sit as people like most other holidays, have lost the true meaning of what the day means, they take to rush to the beaches, look for sales that might be good, but usually are not, they just bait you in.

Most people don’t to talk with their children about what the day means, its interesting when you ask a child what this day is meant for and they will tell you so many reasons what they think its meant for, but not remembering the fallen soldiers or the ones that have served or are currently serving and even the future soldiers.

It is truly sad when you look at it that way, but not all hope is lost, for in the mist of it all there are people that truly care and take the moment to remember the ones lost and currently serving, even if its for a moment they pay the respect that is well deserved.

My neighbor an 85 year old man, comes out of his house on this day and puts up a new American flag, he does so with pride and eyes filled with tears, he might not always remember the days or even remember what time it is, but he never will forget what he went through and how many friends he lost during the wars.

This is one thing that I wish we did not have to have, no need to send such young people to go to places that they would never go and for so many lose their lives. So I ask you to think about your freedom and take a moment, even if its a small moment out of your day, pray for the ones that have fallen, for the ones that are still serving, for the ones that served and made it back home. We appreciate every single one of you. 

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