Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Memorial Day began as Remembrance Day. A day to remember and give honor to the fallen of the Union Army during America's Civil War.

By the time we got around to make it an official National day of remembrance, we had a few more wars under our belt and it became a day to honor and remember those who gave their lives in battle in all wars.

It's often declared that it's for the men who fell in service of our country. But that's not quite right is it? In spirit and heart and in action they were "men". But chronologically they were boys. And in our modern age, girls as well.

Boys and girls who give everything...make the greatest sacrifice possible...for what they believe in. For the country they believe in.

I hope we never stop remembering that what we oft-times take for granted in our lives was paid for by the blood and actions of these boys and girls.

Remember once in a while. Not just on the last Monday of May. Remember them for what they did...and are doing...every day.


Mykal Banta said...

Amen, brother.

Budd said...

thanks for the history and the reminder that we shouldn't need a day to remember our fallen.

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