May 30 is Memorial Day in America.
It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our national
I wonder how many people today know this.
It seems today Memorial Day is known as the start of summer, driving
to the beach or mountains and a day to barbeque.
I think the barbeque tradition started years ago, after watching the
parade in town, a flag ceremony and putting flags on the the graves of
our veterans, you had all the family over and enjoyed the rest of the
I am not sure when it became a day for sales to buy appliances,
furniture and cars but it did.
I remember reading a blog last year, were the writer stated that there
is no room in his life for war. He posted this on a day to honor fallen
soldiers not war.
The irony was he was able to enjoy the freedom to say that because a
solider fought in a war many years ago so he could have the freedom to
express his thoughts.
Your not able to do that in many places in the world today, especially if your a woman. I personally do not want to wear a burka, no health care, mutated because of some tradition a man thought up or have no chance to be educated.
No matter what you feel about war ( who in their right mind wants
war ? ? ? ) the day is to honor the person who died so we can live
This blogger had the right to say whatever he wants on his blog as I
do to not read it anymore. That is a freedom we have here in America
and in Canada where the blogger lives.
So as I am not able to buy a poppy sold by a veteran, watch a parade
or visit a ceremony held at an Air Base, I wrote a check to the USO.
appreciative . . . parsnip
music. . . The Star Spangled Banner