It’s Important We Remember

Memorial Day
Most Americans will celebrate this Memorial Day without much thought that we are a country at war much less remember the reason for the holiday. Comments I heard today included: “Have a great long weekend” and “Enjoy the BBQ”.

It’s important we remember.

A Tribute to the lost boats of WWII – Click to watch Video

From Blackfive – Memorial Day How to Honor the Real Heroes:

When Taps is played at dusk, it has a completely different meaning than when Taps is played during the day. No soldier really wants to hear it played during daylight. For when the bugle plays Taps in the daylight…that means a soldier has fallen…There is a belief among some that Taps is the clarion call to open the gates of heaven for the fallen warrior and letting them know to “Safely Rest”…

Of course, Memorial Day is about remembering the sacrifices that our military men and women have made over the last 229 years. We are still a young nation, but one that has made many sacrifices to remain free. We should also take time to remember the families who have lost loved ones.

It’s important we remember.

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One Response

  1. my father passed away when i was 8. He was a surface sailor. I’ll never forget hearing the bugler play Taps at Arlington. I still can’t hear it without getting really upset and crying.

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