Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

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I don't mean to be pompous, sincerely I don't. However, people all over today seem to have forgotten that Memorial Day isn't about some sale on bedding or furniture or even their service member. No today is about the fallen.
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Today isn't about the fella holding/presenting this flag. It's about the fella (or female) who earned it. Today isn't about my husband and his service. We have another day in a completely different month for the veteran. Today isn't a day for "Happy Memorial Day". Today is about honoring the sacrifice of those who have given their lives for our country.

5 comments:

Erin said...

Thumbs up for this post!

Shannon said...

I agree with you 1000% and am so glad to see others taking to their blogs to speak out about this. I saw a celeb on Twitter ask what the difference was. SMH.

Mrs. B said...

Yep I agree. Someone on my FB had some silly post about celebrating God on Memorial Day. Don't get me wrong, I think we should celebrate God everyday! But, I was like, that's not what today is about....it's about celebrating the fallen soldiers that have died so you have the right to celebrate God when and however you want.

And it's also not about having parties or drinking. That is all.

Dee Simpson said...

Amen!

Unlikely Wife said...

I absolutely can't stand the phrase, "Happy Memorial Day". It's kind of offensive. Good post.