Memorial Day Celebrations and Why I Am Annoyed
Earlier this morning, I found an article I wrote when I was with Associated Content/Yahoo Contributors Network five years ago. Though it required a bit of revision, I resubmitted it on my blog as, Memorial Day Significance Has Been Forgotten. You see, I found myself as annoyed today as I was when I wrote the original in 2010.
Many Americans seem to use everything as an excuse to throw a party, to take time off from work, and to take advantage of the sales (as buyers) and the buyers (as sellers). Though I have no issue with people getting together to build relationship to others and enjoy one another's company, or having time off to spend the money they work so hard to make, I am saddened by the fact that we seem to have forgotten history and the people whose blood was spilled to preserve the right to make choices we determine best for us.
I recognize that life changes us. It changes what is important to us as individuals, as well as collectively, whether families, nations, or the world. I am happy to have been taught in the public and private school system, as well as in my family unit, the significance of the holidays that so many take for granted today.
It is my hope that the words, which will remain on my blog when I am long passed, will serve as a reminder to those who are left behind.
There are some traditions and values truly important enough to keep alive. Will there be something in the list of things that I suggested that you will do in observance on Monday? I hope you will let me know. I need to regain hope in my fellow citizens.
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