VFW's Memorial Day Message
The VFW asks all to pause and remember
May 22, 2013
Many Americans have forgotten the true meaning
of a holiday that we as veterans hold so close to our hearts. For too many, Memorial Day now signifies nothing more than the start of summer and is
celebrated with holiday sales. Trips to the lake and shopping extravaganzas
have replaced memorial visits, remembrance ceremonies or simply put, a day to
reflect upon all of the luxuries—like freedom—that we as Americans enjoy daily.
As proud veterans, we
know the true meaning of Memorial Day.
On Memorial Day,
we honor our fallen comrades of the United States military in the form of
remembrance. And with that, comes a deep sense of appreciation for both their
selflessness in protecting the land of the free, and for their sacrifice in
ensuring it stays that way.
and every American owes a great debt to the courageous men and women who have given
their lives to protect our way of life. While giving back to the extent they
deserve is impossible, today, we merely attempt our repayment in the form of
remembrance. We dedicate this day to them.
we go about our activities, we should take the opportunity to not only remember
the sacrifices of our fallen and mourn their departure, we should celebrate the
spirit with which they served and reflect upon their contributions in making
America, truly, the land of the free.
The VFW thanks all service members, veterans and their
families for their contributions and service to the United States of America.
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