A thought about Memorial Day

Like most of you, I will enjoy a “family day” and eat too much. We have three grandchildren now, so we need more food these days.  

On this Memorial Day holiday, the U.S. could use a lesson from our ancestors because there are too many people around who want us to forget our history or devalue its importance.  Sadly, they want us to hate the country rather than love its unique history.

So let’s remember why we take a day off today.  

My guess is that all countries have one day to remember those who have paid the ultimate price, as President Lincoln said.  In the U.S., we call it Memorial Day and it has a long history. Let’s start with the Civil War (1861-65) and “Decoration Day“:    

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