Memorial Day

Submitted by ub on Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37

Since 1868, when it was proclaimed by General John Logan, Memorial Day was a holiday to remember the soldiers who died in the Civil War. The holiday was a step towards national reconciliation. Decoration Day was the original name and it was about placing flowers on the graves of the soldiers who died to make this, the greatest nation on earth. And let's not allow anyone to say anything that makes US feel any different.

Has the true meaning of this holiday gotten lost? Is it that Memorial Day has lost its significance because we have too many so-called leaders who chose not to serve?

This is the time to remember those who served in our military and are no longer with us. On this day, I think about and pay tribute to the true patriots who fought for this great nation. My late brother Tony, aka The Cuban bullet served in Vietnam and died too soon.

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning - ABC News -

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