The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is not for having barbeques nor does it signal the beginning of swimming season.  It is something completely different.  Let us not forget it!

It doesn’t get more poignant than this….. don’t forget why we celebrate and who made that possible.

About martisima

After over 50 years of teaching literature to undergraduate and graduate students, I feel I have earned my retirement (it happened when I was 72, five years ago). I do miss the classroom, however, but not the meetings and all other requirements of the profession. I love teaching, and wish I could still do it. But now I read for pleasure, and watch films, and listen to all kinds of music (no TV, though). I love to travel, and hope I can resume doing it soon. I need to get over my health issues caused by thyroid surgery three years ago!
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3 Responses to The True Meaning of Memorial Day

  1. Pat Sachs says:

    That’s very good, Martha. What a poignant image.
    I’ve always respected Memorial Day as a day of remembrance, a time to honor the fallen.


  2. martisima says:

    I wonder how many people see it that way, Pat…

  3. Robin Ellis says:

    Good post. In France, the two world wars on French soil are commemorated in many ceremonies throughout the year. My wife is the American flag bearer in Nov 11th and May 8th (VE Day) ceremonies in our nearby town of Castres. The American flag is placed first in the processions in acknowledgement of the contributions of the United States during WW1 and WW2.

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