Memorial Day 2017

May 29, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Remember those who served before.
Remember those who are no more. 
Remember those who serve today.
Remember them all on Memorial Day.
~Emily Toma

Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. (via)

Today is the unofficial start to Summer, a time for breaking with the regular routine of school and activities, a time for relaxing when possible, enjoying life and the warmer longer days ahead. I want to remind everyone today though, of the true reason for Memorial Day, today is the day to remember those who gave all to keep our country a free nation so that ALL may enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We remember the men and women who fought in the Revolution that led to the beginnings of our great nation as well as those who have fought in wars on foreign shores to keep invaders from coming to America. We also remember those who have fought and died in wars that erupted from one country invading a country we call a friend and a war that has been going on for more than a fifteen years now after the attacks made upon us on September 11, 2001. We should all enjoy this day off but please stop for a moment and remember the real reason for today, Memorial Day. 

The Normandy American Cemetry overlooking Omaha Beach, Normandy, France (via)

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