We counted only twelve flags flying on homes while driving to Needham Monday. It made Bob and I wonder—why so few? Did people forget–or just no longer care?
It was Memorial Day. A day set aside after the Civil War to honor all those who died in that war. Originally called Decoration Day and now Memorial Day–it is a day to remember all those who have died for our country.
All those who died–died for us–for you, me, our kids–all of us who are fortunate enough to live in America.
Now it seems that Memorial Day is about cookouts, going to the beach and buying a new car. The meaning of Memorial Day is no longer taught in school. It is more than just a day off. Parents need to make sure that their children understand the importance of this day—it shouldn’t be forgotten.
Freedom isn’t free–it was paid for by all the fallen soldiers. We live the life we live because of their sacrifice.
Buy a flag–fly it–talk to your kids. Thank the soldier who crosses your path. Show your support for this country and the people who defend it. Do something!
Living in the United States of America is a privilege—please treat it as such.
God bless America. Brenda, Bob and Maggie.