Today is “Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season.”
Quite similar to Veteran’s day it would seem.
Today I want to extend the meaning of Memorial Day. I want to include the women who have struggled to get out of abusive relationships, the single mothers who fight for the rights of their children. I want to include those people who diligently fight for the rights of our animal brothers and sisters. I want to include all those who are fighting some kind of struggle in their life.
This is not to take away from those who have served the country in the forces but rather to include those who serve this country by the struggles they face each and every day.
Those who wake up and get through another day.
So today let’s send out love and prayers to each and every being on the planet. We all have a struggle and we all have a fight to overcome.
- Memorial Day: The Heroes We Honor In Our Hearts Forever (houston.cbslocal.com)
- History for Memorial Day 2013 (Photos) (examiner.com)