By Angie Bado, TSB Publisher
Memorial Day is about honoring those who gave their lives in the service of our country from Valley Forge to Gettysburg, to Normandy, to Saigon, Kuwai and Kabul. It’s a solemn holiday – one that bears taking at least a few minutes to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice – their life. It’s not about honoring all veterans – it’s not Veteran’s Day, remember? It’s about honoring those men and women who didn’t come home.
While many Americans will spend the day picnicing, hitting the lake, at the movies or shopping at the mall, celebrating the unofficial start to summer, others are experiencing the intense loss of a loved one who died while serving their country. Some will be heading to one of the local Memorial Day ceremonies, paying tribute to the fallen.
Regardless of your political views, or your stance on the war, take some time out to honor those who paid the supreme price for our freedom. Remember those who died and their families. Reflect on the freedom that we Americans cherish.
The more I think about it, the more I feel it’s inappropriate to say “Happy” Memorial Day.