We often forget what the true meaning of Memorial Day is. It's about honoring those brave warriors who fought for our freedoms and never made it home. It's also about honoring the families of those fallen heroes.
Iraq Veteran Alex Horton's blog post says it all:
I hope civilians find more solace in Memorial Day than I do. Many seem to forget why it exists in the first place, and spend the time looking for good sales or drinking beers on the back porch. It’s a long weekend, not a period of personal reflection. At the same time, many incorrectly thank Vets or active duty folks for their service. While appreciated, it’s misdirected. That’s what Veterans Day is for. Instead, they should take some time and remember the spirit of the country and the dedication of those men and women who chose to pick up arms. They never came home to be thanked, and only their memory remains.Read the rest here.
Source: Spirit of America.