“Happy Memorial Day!”
It’s a line we’ve all likely said.
After all, there are parades to attend and bar-b-cued ribs to eat and picnics to put out and furniture sales to discover and blowouts at car dealerships to explore and summer travel plans to start enjoying.
Well, there were anyway.
The pandemic changed that for us.
Maybe that’s a good thing — not economically, not as good public policy, of course, but maybe because … well … we’re getting a chance to focus on what today really means.
“Happy Memorial Day” isn’t an offensive line, but it is a bit strange in light of what today is.
We, as a people, have decided to set aside a day to remember a special strain of our citizenry — heroes who sacrificed everything for the country they served, the people they loved, and the principles they held dear.
They were willing to give their last full measure of devotion. What are we willing to give or give up?
Today, we get to offer our respect without as many things getting in the way.
Today, we can more clearly remember — if we’re willing — that we have a duty, too.
It’s our job to defend freedom and liberty, to love our country, to cherish our loved ones, to stand by our principles.
We’ve not been asked to die for those things … yet. And most of us haven’t volunteered to.
Today, we thank God for those men and women who have.
And today — on a Memorial Day like no other, during a time like no other — we’ve got a chance to do it well.
This year, the lockdown is giving us an opportunity with fewer distractions to truly consider what this day means and how it should impact our own behavior as Americans.
It would be a shame if we wasted this chance to be better because we were busy complaining about not getting the last bratwurst or missing a really good deal at the mall.
Visit the USSA News store!
Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Chris Field
This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, http://theblaze.com and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact USSANews.com using the email address in the Contact page found in the website menu. The owner of this website may be paid to recommend American Bullion. The content of this website, including the positive review of American Bullion, the negative review of its competitors, and any other information may not be independent or neutral.