Friday, May 24, 2013

Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

Why do we celebrate Memorial Day? 

  We do it to remember the cost of American freedom. Americans have the wonderful privilege to live in a country that provides its citizens with freedom. Freedoms that are granted to us as American citizens by a simple piece of paper, the Declaration of Independence. The United States Constitution provides Americans with all kinds of freedoms and guarantees citizens numerous rights. Freedom of expression and religion are just two of the freedoms that the country was built on. Of all of these freedoms, they are enforced with the freedom of the right to bear arms, the second amendment. Our freedoms are Rights! Our rights should never be taken for granted and let be taken away willy-nilly or for a false sense of security. Rights can legally be taken away for many reasons, one of which is breaking any of our laws that are considered a felony.
There are no other countries in the world that the citizen’s have so many rights and freedoms guaranteed by the basic foundational documents of the country.

The freedoms that Americans enjoy are protected and ensured by the men and women of the armed services who put their lives on the line to protect the country and what it stands for. The armed services protect America from invasion and from acts of aggression from other countries around the world. They know that they may be called upon to lay their lives down to protect their country and still they volunteer to form that line of defense.

The United States has been involved in many wars and military operations around the globe. These actions have led to some soldiers losing their lives for their country. Memorial Day is one day each year that is set aside to remember those that have laid down their lives for all the citizens of America.

  Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

It is a holiday designed to honor those who paid the ultimate price to protect and ensure the freedoms that Americans enjoy.

 Memorial Day is not limited to honor only those Americans from the armed forces. It is also a day for personal remembrance. Families and individuals honor the memories of their loved ones who have died. Church services, visits to the cemetery, flowers on graves or even silent tribute mark the day with dignity and solemnity. It is considered a day of reflection.

 Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer. With many Americans the day also signals the start of summer with a three-day weekend to spend at the beach, in the mountains, at home relaxing or enjoying a family gathering or picnic.

Enjoy your holiday however you can, but remember all those who came before and still serve to keep this great country safe. We all should work to continue to keep it strong!
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

    Until next time ...


  1. thank you for reminding us of what the holiday REALLY is about!

  2. Amen Faythe. Some of us get this, and many, many do not.

    Have a terrific day. Big hugs. :)

  3. The worst thing about freedom and rights is that they are always under threat from many different sides and constantly have to be defended.

  4. Well said. Thank you!

  5. Now why doesn't this Post surprise me? Hi Girlfriend, how you be? Just got back from vacation, and I posted a few pics today, but I'll be putting stuff up periodically all week. This is a great Post for this weekend my friend, and it almost chokes me up. Great job my friend, and thanks for sharing. God be with you! I don't remember you having CAptcha before. YUK!!!!

  6. Such a terrific post!!! Happy Memorial Day from all of us.


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