Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day. How Many American Flags Will You See Today?

It would be hard to live through an entire Memorial Day in the US without seeing a single American flag. Whether they are waving in the wind, printed on the paper plates at a party, or imprinted on the t-shirt of a friend, there will be lots of American flags displayed today.


Many American flags will fly on Memorial Day.

American flags on Memorial Day are more than just a festive patriotic touch to a three-day weekend. They are a symbol of every freedom Americans enjoy and are a reminder to honor all the individuals who have kept our country free.  A three-day weekend is fun, but Memorial Day is not a happy event.

My perfect world is one where there is no need for the military. Humans work everything out with words and
countries build each other up, instead of tearing each other (and themselves) apart. Idyllic as that is, I am aware that my freedom came at a huge expense. The rights and privileges that Americans all share were fought hard for by many soldiers, and continue to exist because of current efforts.

I totally agree with the sentiment Sarah Phillpot expressed in her article "Why I No Longer Say 'Happy Memorial Day,'" published last week on BonBon Break. I hope everyone has fun today and enjoys their backyard barbecues, patriotic foods, and time with friends and family. But, let's all pause whenever we see an American flag, to remember and honor those who have served.


How many American flags have you seen today?

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6 comments :

  1. Your perfect world would be mine too. Some day, Memorial Day (whatever it is called around the world) will be a historical anomaly. Yes, I am dreaming.

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  2. As long as there is even one person who wants what the other one has, the world will never be perfect. I do wish that wars would cease though and things could be worked out more peacefully. Perhaps in time world leaders, or the greedy minions who manipulate them, will come to see that sharing is preferable to taking.

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  3. Great reminder of the true meaning of Memorial Day. Hope you had a good weekend!

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  4. It is a time to remember Nd I think getting together as a family is the best way to spend it. I was lucky to get my soldier back home, but I know so many who didn't.

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  5. It is a time to remember Nd I think getting together as a family is the best way to spend it. I was lucky to get my soldier back home, but I know so many who didn't.

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