Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to relax, go outside, and hang out with family and friends. It’s a fun weekend full of smiles and laughter. That being said, let’s not forget the real meaning of Memorial Day.
Memorial Day serves to honor and remember those brave soldiers who died serving for America’s armed forces. These fallen soldiers gave the ultimate sacrifice so that you and I may live in a free country. Every single one of these courageous soldiers are heroes in my book.
There are different ways to honor these admirable men and women on Memorial Day. Most towns hold Memorial Day parades or memorial services for these fallen soldiers that you can attend. If you have flag pole, it is custom to fly the flag at half-staff from dawn until noon in remembrance. You can give donations to veterans funds or buy poppies to assist in supporting the health and well-being of our veterans. There is also a national moment of silence (usually 3 PM local time) where you stop what you are doing and give a moment of silence.
Although it is a day of remembrance, I always believe it is a time to thank the current soldiers in our armed forces for their service. As I stated before, our soldiers are heroes and deserved to be treated as such. This weekend, if you see anyone who has ever served, please be sure to thank them for all they have done.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country.