To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

Has Memorial Day lost its meaning?

Has Memorial Day lost its meaning?

Baker American Legion Post 363 in Lucasville, it doesn't have to be Memorial Day to remember fallen veterans.

Christine Miller, who accompanied her mother, Bowers, to the reading, was waiting to hear one name in particular- Chris Bowers, her father, who served during World War II.

"I'm just grateful and thankful to be invited", said Boria, who attended with his wife, Alice.

A crowd gathered at Monday's service was given a chance to honor those who have served, including a veteran of WWII and the Korean War.

Volunteers placed flags by the graves of 2,600 veterans laid to rest at Carolina Memorial Park. He credited Jeff Sukeforth and Rosey Gerry for getting the word out through their chapter newsletter. Instead, veterans say, the holiday should be moved to a specific date in an effort to return to a solemn day of remembrance. In his words, the objective of the day was to decorate the graves of soldiers whose bodies lie in "almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land".

Americans should also be watchful about future threats to Americans and members of the military.

The local VFW Post Commander says events like these are made possible by organizations that care for and are comprised of veterans, and their support is needed now more than ever. The poppy is also the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

"This spirit is not dead, it is the most vital thing in America".

"It was not until after World War I, however, that the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars".

As the Burrell High School Marching band rounded the corner, adding their music to the noise from the motorcycles, Bagaley explained that his father was a proud veteran, at one point stationed in what was then called Burma, and that he always remembered those veterans who gave everything to their country.

Open to the public, this Colorado Memorial Day tradition is a meaningful and touching event that will remind participants of the sacrifice of our great heroes, and give them the opportunity to see and touch World War II artifacts and equipment provided by the 10th Mountain Living History Group. "It is a credit to those who served who so gallantly took up on behalf of their brothers and sisters in harm's way the responsibility of making sure they would be honored the way all veterans who serve this nation should". This Memorial Day, I too, will be spending time with my family, but it's important to remember the real meaning of Memorial Day.

On this Memorial Day we give thanks to the fearless men and women who have served in our military to protect the freedoms that we too often take for granted.

"It's always an honor to pay tribute to those who served, and I want to thank the County Executive for creating this handsome park where we can salute them", Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker said.

Proudly singing our Nation's hymn is how many spent Memorial Day. In issuing the proclamation, Roosevelt said, "Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them".

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