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.