Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

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My paternal grandfather

The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children ~ William Harvard

 

Memorial Day is a day when we honor those folks who served our country, particularly but not limited to wartime service.  Memorial Day started shortly after the Civil War in remembrance of Civil War veterans.  Although in America this day has become more of a picnic day, it’s important for us to take a minute and recognize those who have sacrificed for our benefit.

 

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My maternal grandfather looking quite dapper with my mother

It burns me that patriotism has become word so easily thrown around in the three-ring circus that political debate has become in this country.  Both sides claiming the other to be unpatriotic over this or that political ideology.  When I look for the meaning of word I think directly to my grandfathers, both decorated World War II veterans.  Their patriotism was simple, when needed for a just cause, their country called and they answered.  Happily neither sacrificed their lives although both were purple heart recipients and one a POW in Germany.  Today I remember them and the sacrifices they made, have a happy Memorial Day my friends ~ Rev Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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1 Response to Happy Memorial Day Weekend

  1. Pingback: Happiness & Remembrance: Memorial Day | The Ministry of Happiness

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