Memorial Day seems to have lost its meaning over the years. All it seems to be about any more is sales in stores and summer vacation beginning soon. Whatever happened to thinking about the soldiers and others who died for our freedom.
Memorial Day was started as a response to the carnage of the Civil War on both sides. It is hard to believe that 620,000 soldiers died in that war. They should be honored, not forgotten.
It was first called Decoration Day until it officially became Memorial Day in 1967. There are a lot of details about Memorial Day, but I think the most important thing is that we remember to honor our fallen heroes who gave so much for our country.
Families are torn apart from our wars. I think of the Gold Star mothers who lost their child for their country.
My two grandmothers lost a son in World War II.
I think of the children who never knew their parent. One of my uncles left behind a beautiful seven-month-old little baby. That little girl grew up to be one of the nicest people I've ever known. He would have been proud of her and her family
It's hard for me to think of all the young men and women who have died and still are dying in our past and present wars. Do we only care when it concerns us personally?
It's about time we take time out this holiday to say a prayer for those who gave us our freedoms. Remember our troops daily.
God bless our troops,