So I felt the need to write another post today.
On Memorial Day.
I KNOW it’s not about swimming and s’mores. I didn’t mean for it to come across that way.
Today is about so much more.
I found this website with the many ways to observe this day.
The “Memorial” in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are beneficiaries of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our friends who have given the ultimate sacrifice:
- by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
- by visiting memorials.
- by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
- by flying the ‘POW/MIA Flag’ as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act).
- by participating in a “National Moment of Remembrance“: at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played.
- by renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our falled dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.
Side note- Taps reminds me of my grandpa. His one big request was for it to be played at his funeral and it was.
And, well, I’m trying to figure out a way to do more “serving” in life- less selfishness, more serving of others. One of my many goals as of late.
Today is one heck of a day to honor those people that have served us and our country.
We are blessed.
Thank you to all who serve and have served our country and their families.