For many Americans the "Memorial" part of Memorial Day is not revered as it should be. Not because we intend to ignore the sacrifices of those who came before us but because we haven't learned how to observe the day.
Memorial Day is a day where we should actively remember those Americans who gave of themselves for the blessings of liberty.
You can make a difference and increase the awareness of this day by:
- Educating your children, family and friends about Memorial Day and how to observe the day.
- Wear a Memorial Day or American Flag button during the month of May.
- Visit a cemetery and commemorate the heroes who served and those who fell in our defense.
- Fly the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon on Memorial day as it is a day of “National Mourning”.
- Participate in the “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3:00pm local time, to pause and think upon the meaning of the day.
- Donate to a worthy cause to help assist the widows and orphans of our fallen heroes and to aid our disabled veterans.
God Bless America
More information can be found at the Memorial Day Foundation