Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

When I was a little girl, Memorial Day was almost sacred. People didn't go to the lake or off on trips or have barbecues. They decorated graves and remembered. Don't get me wrong. I'm not dissing the above things. Family times are wonderful, but somehow Americans have lost the meaning of Memorial Day. It's the same with saluting the flag or listening to the National Anthem. People are restless, noisy, innattentive. What's happened to us? Why do we no longer remember that men and women have died for our freedom--and continue to do so?

I don't know about you, but I think I'll say a special prayer of thanks today for all those military men, women, & families who have given so much to the rest of us.

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