In 1971, the federal government decided it was more important to have a 3 day weekend than it was to honor those who gave their lives in the service of our nation.
That is a sad but true fact.
Memorial Day USED to be on May 30th, regardless of what day of the week that date fell upon but, 3 days off for federal workers was more important and we now have mattress sales and used car blow-outs instead of parades and the marking of the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers.
Memorial Day has become a sad reminder of those who don’t remember.
There are those who say that the wars, WWI and WWI, perhaps even Korea and Nam were too long ago to be relevant today and far TOO many can’t even tell you what the civil war was about or who we defeated in the War of Revolution to gain our independence.
Too long ago?
Let’s put it this way…