“The Sales Moment; Issue #71″
I read these words in a post from a friend of mine on Facebook. It had an impact on me because at that moment I was thinking of how much I planned to enjoy this weekend with my family. However, I had not given one thought to what this holiday means.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5th, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on May 30th 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
I enjoy many freedoms because of the price these fallen soldiers paid for this country. I can go to the church of my choice, pray and read my bible. I can write this blog and speak my mind. I can create an income and take care of my family and many more.
When you have a chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance or sing the National Anthem, please say it and sing it loudly and proudly. When you pray before your meal today, don’t forget to thank God for the men and women that gave their life to keep this country free.
It’s not just a three day weekend, it’s much more.