Posted on May 22, 2015
Honoring Heroes on Memorial Day and Affordable In Home Senior Care
Memorial Day is traditionally used to mark the beginning of summer for most Americans. It usually means a long weekend and possible mini vacations away from home. With cookouts, get-togethers and celebrations, the true meaning of the holiday can be easily forgotten. Many businesses and government offices will lower their flags to half-mast to remind us to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who lost their lives to protect our country. This Memorial Day, make it a point to take the time to honor our fallen heroes.
One way of honoring heroes on Memorial Day it to attend a local service, ceremony or parade hosted by the city. Many cities also host concerts; this provides a great way to participate and socialize within the community as well. If a local event is not feasible due to weather or health issues, you can also find a concert televised from Capitol Hill.
Make sure that your red, white and blue are waving proud on Memorial Day. If your flag has been out of commission, now is the time to make it a priority to repair and hang it proudly. The National Moment of Remembrance begins at 3PM on Memorial Day. Take a moment to pay your respects with awareness or prayer.
When it comes to war stories and personal military history, it might not always be desirable to recount. It may get easier as time passes and is very important not only to family history, but also our nation’s history, to learn these stories. Personal perspective of wartime events are crucial to helping to shape our history and in time, hopefully can be recorded. It is especially important to write these memories down for future generations so they can learn and respect the many sacrifices made by our veterans and fallen soldiers.
A very simple way to show your respect and to honor our heroes is to purchase a poppy from a VFW veteran. The veteran will surely feel your gratitude when you pay for your poppy. This little reminder can be tied to your rearview mirror, purse, or worn attached to your shirt. Memorial Day isn’t just about kicking off summer and hosting a party; it all starts with those who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep America free.
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