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Memorial Day Meaning

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Here are some ground rules for this weekend:

Don’t wish me a Happy Memorial Day. There is nothing happy about brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for defending our Country.

Memorial Day is not for the living Veterans; we have Veteran’s Day to celebrate that in November.

It’s not a holiday. It’s a remembrance. Think about that when you see all of the “sales flyers” offering discounts on goods and services. I don’t believe that businesses should attempt to capitalize on the deaths incurred in our Nation’s conflicts.

If you want to know the true meaning, visit Arlington or your local VA cemetery, not Disneyland.

Don’t tell me how great any one political power is. Tell me about Chesty Puller, George Patton, John Basilone, Dakota Meyer, Kyle Carpenter, Mitchell Paige, Ira Hayes, and perhaps Chris Kyle.

Don’t tell me I don’t know what I am talking about. I have carried the burden all too many times for my warriors who now stand their post for God.

Finally, enjoy your barbeque, or other family and friends activity, but please remember to say a prayer. . . and then mentally thank the brave men and women that never made it home for their sacrifice so that you could be living in the greatest country on the face of the earth today. . .


“Armed Forces Day” is to honor those currently serving.

“Memorial Day” is to remember the fallen.

“Veterans Day” is to honor those who’ve served.

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