Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. In other words, the purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Everyday should be Memorial Day. After all they gave their lives for us, we should remember them each and every day.
“I had always been kind of bothered by Memorial Day as it functions in America, as a three-day weekend, a trip to the beach or a barbecue,” said photographer Andrew Lichtenstein. “I always felt there could and should be a more meaningful acknowledgment of those who served.” This statement hit home with me, as I realized Americas has changed this day into a reason to get together. But then, with further thought I came to realize, we are honoring these falling men and women by celebrating them with our own families.
As a woman that rode a motorcycles for years, I alway took part in Rolling Thunder in Washington DC. Their mission statement to never forget those that gave all. This ride was always my way of focusing on them for the full weekend. An outward tribute of the red, white and blue. But it is the love for the awesome country and the land I love.
Rolling Thunder Washington, DC, Inc’s mission is to educate, facilitate, and never forget by means of a demonstration for service members that were abandoned after the Vietnam War. The Rolling Thunder Washington, DC First Amendment Demonstration Run has also evolved into a display of patriotism and respect for all who defend our country.
Everyday should be Memorial Day.
But until it is; allow me to THANK EACH ONE FOR THEIR SERVICE and to their families may GOD blessing them.
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