Happy Memorial Day Weekend! What a wonderful weekend to allow us all to get out and about and enjoy the exceptional weather. It was the picture perfect weekend that officially welcomes summer. What better weekend to spend dipping your toes in the ocean, gulf, lake, river or pool and to partake in all the festivities that would include consuming your favorite foods and libations with family and friends?
Of course the bigger picture for the weekend is the national celebration to stop and honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country! Cemeteries, around the country, reflect the nations respect and devotion to the men and women who have died while serving in the Armed Forces. They pay tribute to our fallen hero’s, dotting the nations landscape from coast to coast.
Memorial Day was originally set aside to commemorate the many fallen Confederate and Union soldiers that gave their lives during the American Civil War. By the 20th century the day of respect, was extended to honor all Americans who had died while serving in our military service. In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act, making four holidays into one. They designated the final Monday of May for the Nations commemoration.
As Americans, we are given the opportunity to honor those that have given so much in our own very special way; one of the many freedoms we enjoy for their service. How humbling it is to walk through a National Cemetery or stand with others at any one of the many memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice. I did not serve and I will never quite understand the true meaning of their brotherhood but I will attempt to do my part to honor those Men and Women that gave their all so we could have the freedom and liberty’s we so value as Americans.
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~ dK ~