Memorial Day: We Remember Their Sacrifice

Posted by Richard on May 4, 2022

The tradition of honoring our country’s fallen defenders began as a springtime custom following the Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day, it was a time to remember those fallen heroes.
To the list of those who died at Gettysburg and Bull Run, we have added names from San Juan Hill, Verdun, Corregidor, Inchon, Khe Sanh, Jalibah, the deserts and mountains of the Middle East and a thousand other places touched by war.
For most of the year, these souls lie in quiet repose, but on Memorial Day, we visit them again with our thanks for their great sacrifice.
It is not really a time for sadness. Rather, it should be an affirmation that these men and women did not lose their lives in vain.
This special day is a time to pay tribute to those who fell and to a country that plunged onward in pursuit of justice and democracy. We mourn our dead, but we rejoice in their memory and in the democracy they defended.