Memorial Day - Honoring those that have fallen

Last Update: May 28, 2018

Today, Americans are observing Memorial Day. Today is not just a day to rush out for sales on cars, or refrigerators, but instead has special meaning for any that have lost a loved one in the service of our country. Our freedom is a result of the thousands that have given their all and to their families that paid the ultimate sacrifice. To those that have fallen in the service of our country, we honor you.

We will never understand the horrors of war, the days and nights spent in the freezing cold or under the blazing hot sun. They must have faced countless hours in fear for their very lives and still fought on. Can you put yourself in their shoes for at least today? To those that have fallen in the service of our country, we honor you.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier honors those that will never be identified. There are those that died and couldn't be identified. There are families that have no closure. There are those that served that had no families to remember or miss them. To those that have fallen in the service of our country, we honor you.

Unspeakable courage

As President Franklen Roosevelt so eloquently said, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” There are stories of incredible bravery and sacrifice and many more stories that have never been told. To those that have fallen in the service of our country, we honor you.

Freedom isn't free

Today, on this Memorial Day, let us ALL take a moment from our busy day and pause and just say thank you to the men and women who died for our freedom.

To those that have fallen in the service of our country, we honor you.

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jetrbby80316 Premium
Sachi, let's never forget, these men and women fought for our freedoms and gave their lives. We are indebted to them as we celebrate their lives om Memorial Day.

Thank you for this post.
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SachiKashi Premium
It saddens me that this has turned into just another excuse for a day off from work or to have a barbecue. We must never forget. Thank you for your thoughts.
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Fleeky Premium Plus
We honor those who gave their life so that others can live in freedom
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HowardJaros Premium
Amen to that!
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SachiKashi Premium
I just heard on the radio that at 3:00 in whatever your time zone is when there is a National Moment of silence. Blessings to you.
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TedP Premium
Great post... i wrote a post late yesterday in rememberance of those that we honor on Memorial Day which I entitled "Lost Remberences - Rembered". We honor all thise who have fallen so that we have the freedoms we enjoy today...
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SachiKashi Premium
Thank you for your comments. Your post was excellent as well.
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TedP Premium
Thanks...appreciate it....i just think so many people foget or have never been taught
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Bryan8 Premium
Please don't wish others a "Happy Memorial Day." That's like saying that you're happy that a true American hero has passed away.

Memorial Day is a solemn reminder that our nations freedom didn't come freely. It was fought for and in many cases died for by brave men and women that took an oath to defend your country against all foes foreign or domestic.

They have agreed to write a blank check for up to and including the value of their life to defend the things that you care about, even if they didn't agree with you. They died so that you can have the right to protest war, Trump, our flag, or whatever you want to protest.

Many of the vets that are alive today aren't even looking for a thank you for your service. The one thing that most all vets would like is for you to remember those that have fallen for our country. It doesn't matter whether it was WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, or a bunch of lesser known wars/battles these brave men and women left their friends and their families to do a job that most of us wouldn't want to do. They didn't do it for their meager pay I can assure you.

They deserve, at a minimum, our respect.

May we all honor those men and women that have died for our country and respect those who served and somehow managed to return home.
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SachiKashi Premium
Thank you for adding your thoughts.
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