Friday, May 25, 2007

Ways To Observe Memorial Day

From the Memorial Day Tribute site:

Memorial Day reminds us of our duties towards the wounded soldiers and the bereaved families, orphans and widows of our fallen soldiers. Every American should show their gratitude for their sacrifice - and here are a few ideas for you and your family to do just that:

-Adorn the graves of the soldiers with flags or flowers.
-Visiting cemeteries and memorials - pass out carnations to our fallen soldiers' family members
-Fly the American Flag at half-mast until noon on May 28th
-Keep silence for a minute at 3 p.m., the 'National Moment of Remembrance' & listen to Taps being played.
-Take a pledge to aid the disabled veterans, widows, widowers and orphans of of fallen soldiers -- and keep it.

Also, talk to your children about the meaning of Memorial Day - take them to a Memorial Day parade - explain the freedoms for which our soldiers fought and gave their lives for.

Don't let this Memorial Day go by without observing it with more than a BBQ - remember, it's not just a day off from work, it's the day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.


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