What Does Memorial Day Mean to Me?

Memorial Day is May 30, 2016


Memorial Day weekend is referred to as the beginning of Summer – enjoying camping trips, attending concerts, having family picnics, going to baseball games, and heading to the beach. Often we are caught up in this first long weekend of summer to the point we forget what Memorial Day actually means: remembering the sacrifice of life so many veterans gave protecting the freedoms we as a nation hold so dearly. On Memorial Day weekend, place a flag on a veteran’s grave and remember to take a moment to reflect upon the veteran’s sacrifice for our great nation.

 

“Looking across this field, we see the scale of heroism and sacrifice. All who are buried here understood their duty. All stood to protect America. And all carried with them memories of a family that they hoped to keep safe by their sacrifice.”
~ George W. Bush, 2005