May. 24, 2019

Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day is usually on May 30, a day of remembering our military soldiers who lost their lives for our American freedom. It falls on the last Monday of May. This year it's May 27 which was my date of birth in 1947. For some reason, I always associated May 30 with Memorial Day because it was my late father's date of birth in 1923.

It is formerly known as Decoration Day referring to decorating graves of fallen soldiers. On May 30, 1868, Union General John Logan called for an official nationwide day of remembrance which was not a date of a particular battle. In 1950, Congress called on Americans to observe Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace. It's interesting how our Government took into account the Higher Power in the forming and operation of our Nation.

I don't know about you, but I'm so thankful for our President who promotes high honors for our military. It is almost inconceivable how that many today do not respect the Day as intended. Freedom, peace, and unity in our lives are so precious. Sadly, many have no clue as to the cost of the freedoms we have. Once freedom is gone life as we know it will be a thing of the past. The value of liberty is high, as seen in the fighters who were willing to pay for it. What a tremendous responsibility on the shoulders of we who enjoy this gift to pass it on to our posterity!