As Americans we celebrate Memorial day, each and every year. Some gather at their homes with family and friends, some at cemeteries, and some at national monuments. We, as Americans, honor this day to our fallen service men and women in uniform. This is an important day for America and must not ever be forgotten. Many question the act of war, the death of many and length of some combats. That right is given to each of us, through the dedication and sacrifice of our military and their immediate family. Agree or disagree with all or some of our combats, we all can agree we dedicate today to our lost heroes. Their sacrifice was to ensure our freedom – We must treasure this freedom enough to live up to it. They have ensured a free United States of America.
God Bless America.
Photo by Janet Zepeda
Additional Memorial Day posts
Today, we celebrate the birth of the greatest nation, The United States Of American. Our leaders in 1776 declared independence from the Kingdom Of Great Britain – thus the birth of America. 236 years of freedom and still going strong. Our freedom symbol, recognized world wide is our Flag, the Flag of the United States Of America. Display her proudly and properly. Let our heart and mind know that our men and women in the armed forces protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic. May our country, in dealing with other countries – May she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong. ~By Jim McShane
Rhoda Cratty describes books and websites from this dramatic and turbulent period in our history (1775-1776). These resources and Cratty’s post on the Declaration of Independence, will, according to Cratty help students “begin to understand the history behind the fireworks.” Click here for the resource list.
Happy Fourth of July!