What Memorial Day is really about

Monday, May 30, 2016 will be Memorial Day, an American holiday that is seen as the “unofficial start of summer”. Schools, banks, post offices closed, etc. Beaches are opened for the first time since October, etc. However, Memorial Day should not be all about drinking, eating hot dogs and hamburgers and social time. It should be about remembering the sacrifices that men and women in the U.S. armed forces have done for the country since the beginning.

Some Americans don’t have a relationship with any veteran or a member of the Armed Forces, so they may not know who served or what it means to be a member of the Armed Forces. They don’t know the sacrifices of serving in combat and the battles that most servicemen and servicewomen face after serving the country.

Memorial Day is about sacrifice and remembering those who served so we as Americans can enjoy these freedoms that we are having.




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