Talking Points

May 27, 2006

Flags Wave This Memorial Day Weekend

Filed under: Talking Points memo — talkingpoints @ 7:35 pm

Memorial Day ceremonies will be held this year, and flags will fly in some neighborhoods – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo.

The Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of summer; but some of us are fortunate to remember a certain quiet reference that hushed quiet neighborhoods across the Nation to remember our fallen solders.

But as we move further into history from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the World Wars, it becomes more difficult to grasp their gravity, and why they effected our national consciousness. 

In those wars, causalities mounted in numbers that would astounded us today with the outcome in doubt.  It wasn’t a matter of loosing a war, it was a matter of loosing the country. 

In Korea, Vietnam and Gulf War I, there was no wide spread perception that our way of life hung in the balance, but the sacrifices were just as awe inspiring.

Right now, America, unjustly attacked, is admits in another global conflict.  As in every conflict and every pivotal moment in our history, a special breed of men and women have stepped up to protect each one of us against those who seek to destroy us.  Some have paid the ultimate price.  And as in the case of every war, their families continue to pay that price long after the ceremonies are over.

So, sometime over this holiday weekend as we celebrate summer, high gas prices, lets take a moment to remember, honor, thank, pray for, and be grateful for those who step up when called, and lay down their lives.

And that’s the memo.


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