It’s hard to believe that Memorial Weekend is upon us. It wasn’t long ago we were still staring at the cold, white snow wondering if Mother Nature would ever let us enjoy Spring. It’s nice to finally know that the weekend that traditionally kicks off summer is finally here and hopefully we can enjoy all that it has in store for us, including graduation celebrations, barbeques, parades and parties.
But Memorial Day isn’t just about the start of the summer season and graduation parties. The true meaning behind this weekend is so much more. It is a time for us to stop and reflect. It’s a time to honor all the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It’s a time for all of us to pay homage to those who have fought so hard to protect this country and our freedoms.
Memorial Day was originally know as Decoration Day to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War, and has since transitioned into a day we remember all that have died serving. So before you fire up your barbeque this weekend, take a moment to reflect and remember all those people who have paid the ultimate price for us to have our freedoms. Visit your area cemeteries and take the time to decorate the graves of those who have served this country, honor the fallen.
In honor of the brave men and women who have given their lives for this country…. Celebrate Memorial Day.