Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day

     The TV has tried to tell me to "thank a veteran" this holiday.  'Cos they slept through History and Civics, I guess.

     Memorial Day? That's when we thank the veterans -- soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines -- who aren't here to thank. The fallen. That's what this day is for. Pause for a moment, and remember. Place a flag or flowers on a grave or memorial. Remember them. They served. They fought. They died. Maybe it wasn't in a war you approved of -- maybe some of them didn't approve of it either. There's not a darned thing you can do about it except to remember them.

5 comments:

Jess said...

That's true. We only have memories of how they were, yet those that served with them, remember the moments of when they died.

I honor them all. Death in service takes something from society only those that served ever really know.

RandyGC said...

Thank you for posting that.

Steve Cook said...

That is the kind of explanation that needs to be put on a billboard.

Cookie

armedlaughing said...

Amen.

gfa

Old NFO said...

Thank you. And you're right...