Decades later, under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act , Memorial Day moved to a Monday to create three-day weekends. Do you think this helps people remember the meaning of the holiday, or dilute it?
Today we remember the men and women who gave their lives in order that we can all live free. Without the sacrifices of these men and women, we might all be under a dictatorship.
I think moving the day around dilutes the meaning of the holiday. For one thing, I can never remember when Memorial Day is. Is it on the 28th, 29th, or the 30th? I know it’s on the last Monday of May, but that doesn’t help me . Not only is the day confusing, but today most people see it as day to have a cookout. Or a day for sales. Everybody looking for sales and not giving a thought to the sacrifices the men and women who fought for our country made. We have cemeteries full of veterans from past and present wars. We Pay tribute to those men and women by visiting the cemeteries. There’s nothing wrong with having a cookout, but we have to remember why we have the holiday. The veterans made the cookouts and sales possible by giving up their lives.
So I say “thank you” to all the veterans who died to give us all a better life. And I say to those men and women who today are fighting for us: Stay safe because we care about you and want you to come home. A salute to all of you!
And if anyone reading this is a veteran, thank you again.
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