Today May 30, 2011 in the U.S.A. we observe Memorial Day. I was not sure whether to use the word celebrate. To me I guess either could be appropriate.
We celebrate the day because of the freedoms we have in America that have been fought for and won. We observe and I would say solemnly because as stated previously these freedoms were fought for. Blood was shed and lives lost in order to give America what we now have.
Wars were fought, from our own Revolutionary War, bringing about our independence as a nation, to the current wars our soldiers fight right now and all those in between. Men, women, fathers, wives, sons, daughters fought and died so that each person here in America can say and do what they have a right to. We all may not agree with each other, but that is a right also!
So today we honor those who fought and died for the U.S.A. and also remember those who fought and survived but have since passed on. Without each ones service in each war and battle we would not be the country that we are today.
Let us observe and celebrate those who served and the freedoms we have because they risked and gave their lives for our country!
America the beautiful, sweet land of liberty, land of the free and home of the brave!
May our country’s flag always fly high and proud!