Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day; it is a day set aside to remember those brave Americans who selflessly gave their lives in service to our country. It is a solemn day of remembrance and of tribute.

Do you know what chaps my ass about Memorial Day? Let me tell you. A majority of Americans do not know how to celebrate this holiday. All I read on FB is “Happy Memorial Day!” or “So thankful for a three day weekend!” and “Can’t wait to light the grill, have a few beers, and celebrate Memorial Day at the pool!” The consumer industry is same; if you ask a child what Memorial Day is I bet they will tell you it is the day when mattresses, furniture, and cars are on sale for one day only. Really? Is this what we have reduced Memorial Day to:  BBQ, beer, a three day weekend, and 0% down and 36 months same as cash on a new living room set?

This Memorial Day please stop to think of those who lost their life so you can enjoy your burgers, beer, pool parties, and rock bottom pricing on a new 2012 vehicle. These soldiers were fathers, mothers, wives, husbands, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and friends. They were real people. Their loved ones grieve their loss. It is because of those who have served in our military that we have the freedom to say and do what we choose. It is only appropriate that we honor and remember the fallen in the respectful manner they deserve.

To our fallen heroes:  thank you for sacrificing your life so that we as Americans can continue to be free. Thank you to your families who stood by you and supported you.

Jennifer McKinney posted a blog post last night of two of her sons; she titled it “Band of Brothers.” On Memorial Day of all days. Way to hunt for page clicks, Jen. I didn’t expect anything less from her; why should she honor the fallen when she can’t even be bothered to tell the truth under oath? Get a clue you disrespectful imbecile.

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3 thoughts on “Memorial Day

  1. Hey girl, I was going to post today about Memorial Day but as usual, you have said it so much better than I could! Mom uses today to celebrate the lives of all our lost loved ones, not just soldiers. 🙂

  2. Thank you for saying it. I said it with fewer words and 3 photos… What is wrong with America? I'd be devastated if Yom Hazikaron ever became like Memorial Day.

  3. In the UK we have Remembrance Day in November and it is reflective. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th Month 'We shall Remember them'. The official services and parades are on the Sunday closest to the 11th and it is not seen as a 'holiday'but a day to remember, reflect and honour those who gave their lives. (Visiting from the you know what blog and love your writing)

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