To Many Americans, Memorial Day Has Lost Its Meaning
To Many Americans, Memorial Day Has Lost Its Meaning
30 May, 2017, 06:38
Proudly singing our Nation's hymn is how many spent Memorial Day.
"So many times they said we have Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day and this was the day that makes us remember the fallen that have scarified that have had the ultimate sacrifice for us", Mullins said.
David Johnson, Commander at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10010 who organized the event, said it's an emotional day. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr. of Fort Gordon, who was met with a standing ovation after a moving tribute to the fallen.
We're thankful for your support in every way. Various other conflicts have tested our national resolve and extracted a heavy price. Under each of these crosses lies a loved one, a hero - someone who sacrificed for each of us. As Doc Hastings, a now-retired congressman from Eastern Washington, is credited with saying, "Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances". "I think it means a lot for them to know that their sacrifices mean something, to know that people remember what they did and to remember their friends and comrades that they fought with who aren't with us anymore".
The meaning of patriotism often is questioned these days. "We have, and enjoy, a large military presence here".
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, honors the contributions of American workers, not the military. There was some debate as to which city came up with the name "Memorial Day".
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According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, "Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans - the Grand Army of the Republic - established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj". Since 1971, Memorial Day has been observed the last Monday of May.
There is some truth in this.
"Memorial Day is essentially the one day that we should remember all veterans that are no longer with us, whether that is from combat, everyday accidents or just the natural course of life with people dying of old age", Wilson told DiversityInc.
The holiday now honors those who died in any war while serving with the United States.
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