Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice (May 2018)
As we prepare to head out (or head home) to enjoy a well-deserved long weekend and celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer, let’s also keep at the forefront of our minds why Monday is a holiday in the first place.
Quoting from US Memorial Day.org (http://www.usmemorialday.org/?page_id=2): “Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.” USAA provides the statistic that since World War I, more than 645,000 men and women have given their lives in defense of our freedom.
This Memorial Day, let’s enjoy our families, our friends, and the great outdoors, while also remembering those who bravely sacrificed their lives for our country. Have a wonderful weekend.