Honoring Memorial Day ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

While millions of Americans enjoy a three day weekend of barbecues, houseboats, and camping or just relaxing at home, the true meaning of Memorial Day must not be forgotten.

Undaunted men and women have nobly handed over their lives for our three days of fun and freedom.

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It is our duty to honor their selfless sacrifice.

Some people are going to the cemeteries tomorrow with American flags, flowers or just their prayers and tears in many cases, to remember and reward with honor those who have fallen for freedom. ย Others have a deeper, more personal cause to remember.

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Even dogs don’t forget. Why should we take for granted this Memorial Day?

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Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. ย We created this dayย in the years following the Civil War and it did not become an official federal holiday until 1971.

The first Decoration Day was held at Arlington National Cemetery where mourners honored those who died during the Civil war by decorating the graves of the fallen with flowers and flags. Today, this holiday is still remembered at Arlington with aย ceremony in which a small American flag is placed on each grave. Our President will usually give a speech honoring our resting military soldiers and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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You can read more about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier here on Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_the_Unknown_Soldier_(Arlington)

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The United, not divided, States of America.

Stay united. Stay together. They didn’t die in vain for us to lose our land, our liberty or our freedom.

So while you fire up your grill and ice down your beers, take a moment to reflect and remember those who died for your day off. If you don’t have time or resources to go to your local cemetery to honor and respect our veterans and their families, stop for a moment on Monday and say a prayer for our national, now silent heroes.

Love one another, even if your opinions differ, we are all Americans.

We are all united, one family, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Remember, and never forget.

Freedom.

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Copyright 2019 Dilara Esengil, All Rights Reserved

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2 replies »

  1. Awesome post sweet girl! Amen ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

    Choose to have a fabulous day!

    Steve des Islets

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