May 30th, 1868 is when America started a decorating day at Arlington Memorial Cemetery. Today, we know it as Memorial Day. It’s the day to set aside to remember the soldiers who have fallen in defending our country.
I wonder what it would look like if it wasn’t for those brave men and women who risked their lives for people they didn’t even know.
Today, let’s take some time out do remember all the fallen. They are the true heroes of our country. President Harry S. Truman once said, “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”
Today, we still hear soldiers say, “It was our pleasure to defend our country. That is what we were called to do. All we want is to see America back where it used to be.” I feel the way we can remember and honor them is to pray for the fallen and their families, and our nation as a whole. Take a moment of silence and remember what they did. Take time out to go visit any soldiers you know who have served. Go to a Memorial Day service or even go to a Memorial Day celebration in someone’s honor.
Today isn’t a day to just get off work. It is a day to remember!