|With gratitude and never forgetting: Every one with a name; from a family.|
It's a day to take a moment to remember, honor and "memorialize" the fallen dead who perished in service, in uniform, mostly in war, for the United States of America.
Originally known as Decoration Day, this holiday is a day for reflection, even if only for a few moments. The men and women buried in those graves across the nation and around the world -- let's not forget them during our picnics, parades, cook-outs, fireworks, discount sales and afternoon ballgames in the sun.
Enjoy all the holiday has to offer, but take a moment to offer thanks, too, and maybe a quiet prayer on behalf of those who sacrificed their lives. May they rest in peace.
Memorial Day Links
- John Farmer, The New Jersey Star-Ledger: "Remembering the nation's vets, even as Memorial Day importance seems to fade"