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Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day's Traditional Observance

Here's an article on efforts to restore the traditional observance of Memorial Day to May 30 and remove it from the Monday Holiday abomination, which has effectively destroyed the true meaning of the observance in the eyes of far too many Americans.

People of other nations sometimes show more of the true spirit of Memorial Day more than we do here. For example, a 2001 U.S. Memorial Day Guestbook entry from a citizen of the Netherlands states:

"In 1999 I laid flowers at the grave of a young U.S. fighter pilot who was KIA in my village in 1945. In the Netherlands I know of schools 'adopting' graves of Allied servicemen, keeping those graves in excellent condition! Does anybody know of adopting graves in the U.S. by schools?

Paul Patist
Castricum, The Netherlands - Tue May 15 04:50:29 2001"

How many graves of our fallen do we in America leave dishonored by leaving their resting places forgotten and neglected?
Thank a vet today for his or her service. Go to a ceremony held by a local VFW or American Legion post. But don't forget what today is all about.

It's not about BBQs and cookouts.

It's about those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can live in freedom.

Because freedom isn't free.