Tomorrow the nation will observe Memorial Day, but mostly by grilling, a day at the beach or capturing a bargain of a lifetime. Most folks will not take the time to remember the true purpose of Memorial Day, remembering the courage of those who have given up their lifetime to protect the freedoms we enjoy today.
At 3:00 p.m. local time on Monday, you can honor those men and women by taking a few moments to reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day as the National Moment of Remembrance is practiced by millions of Americans throughout the nation.
You’ll also be joining a number of organizations throughout the country as they observe that moment. Major League Baseball games will halt, Amtrak train whistles will sound and buglers will play as we pay homage to our men and women who made the supreme sacrifice.
And please refrain from stating Happy Memorial Day, it’s not comforting to the many families and friends who have lost a loved one and the soldiers who have lost fellow soldiers who had covered their backs to later die in their arms.
Also, this is not a time for anyone on social media to draw a parallel to climbers or any others who have lost their lives not in the defense of our great nation; this is solely a day of remembrance to pay unwavering respect to the men and women who wore the cloth of battle for too short a time.