Skip to comments.Memorial Day celebrates those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Posted on 05/24/2014 11:07:52 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
"Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11 and honors living veterans."
Holidays that honor the US military.
(More than I thought!)
Memorial Day is for the fallen, and only for the fallen.
Veterans Day is for all who served, living and decesed.
Armed Forces Day is for those who are currently serving.
The distinction is lost on most people and even on those who should know better.
I remember at the age of 11 watching my first Victory At Sea program on TV in the 50s, about the war in WWII. It left a very strong impression on me, and I admired so the brave men and women who fought in this war, their sacrifice and the families they loved. May I suggest to you FReepers that you introduce your kids and and young adults to what it is was all about in the history of the various battles of WWII.
Sit these folks down and watch it with them. The commie corpse education they are/have been receiving tells them nothing of the truth. Here's an learning opportunity this weekend to set the truth straight.
Thanks for the site.
I guess that mac daddy will not be able to attend, it’s his day to visit the bath house.
Just viewed the June 6 D-Day presentation now showing in IMAX. Well done, perfect for all ages I would think,— good graphics and sketches that help to humanize the event. Even Tom Brokejaw as moderator was acceptable. It is only 45 minutes, but worth the entry fee. All stayed to view even the credits. Go see it.
You are, for course, 100% correct..99.9% don’t know the difference. However, as far more are interested in the day for shopping, or the beach, or a BBQ..I’d submit that ANY type of remembrance, of reflection, is better than none at all..
The ultimate sacrifice FOR this beloved country, should include those that died for the independence of this nation.
From Concord and Lexington and Bunker Hill, they are the vanguard, of which we, those of us in the military who fell after them, up to and including today, set them as the model and example, of defenders of Freedom.
The resolute free man, standing with both musket and steel, in the face of a tyrannical government who regarded him as nothing more than chattel, determined to die for an idea foreign to most of the world, and still an abstract in many Congressional minds, today.
The idea had to be placed in the crucible, again, in 1812, since ‘the regals’ didn’t get it, the first time.
The Civil War, or other titles, has too many premises, and abstracts, for me to include the Southern States, on Memorial Day, for the 1860-1865 timeframe only.
The Mexican War, 1846 - 1848, was an American participation, and can be included.
The point in my post is that Memorial Day is only for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.