Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day, 2021

Today is Memorial Day, an American holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It started out as Decoration Day, and originated in the years following the Civil War. It became an official federal holiday in 1971.

It is not a day for honoring those who previously served or are actively serving in our armed forces--there are other holidays for that, most typically Veterans' Day (formerly Armistice Day). And, although mattress and tire sales have seemed to come around on this three-day holiday, that's not what we celebrate. It's for honoring the gift given to all of us by those who didn't come home. 

All gave some. Some gave all. Let's honor them.

NOTE: I'm going to take off for the month of June. See you back in July. 


Patricia Bradley said...

Amen, Richard. Enjoy your month off!

Richard Mabry said...

Thank you.

Priscilla Bettis said...

I hope you've had a safe Memorial Day. See ya in July!

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Priscilla.