Memorial Day is coming soon
A time to reflect, honor, and understand
Understand the sacrifices what made this country strong
What needs to be done to make it better and stronger.
Memorial Day is a day for picnics, parties, and celebrations.
Take advantage of those sales and restaurant specials.
Visit the graves of loved ones.
Gather with family and plan the summer.
Memorial Day is for those college students to enjoy spring semester being over.
For primary school kids to have the day off.
Memorial Day is about the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines.
Who fought to find a way towards peace, when the peace didn’t work.
With a hope that one day, there will be no wars or conflicts.
No need to have soldiers, guns, bullets, and bombs.
No need to spend money on weapons projects and military operations.
No need for hatred, strife, division, or greed.
In an ideal world, Memorial Day should be celebrated those who made peace
Not those who fought in conflicts and wars and struggles.
But since there is no ideal world, or probably never will be
Memorial Day is a day that exists to honor the fallen who have fought
Wars might be fought for good reasons to free those that aren’t be free, for peacekeeping in conflict areas.
Or for bad reasons such as conquest, exploitation of other peoples, getting resources, and power
Memorial Day isn’t just for the military, it’s about those millions of unsung heroes.
The policeman, the nurses, the government officials, the workers, the teachers.
Memorial Day is dedicated all those US soldiers who died for the American Ideal
Those who revolted against the British, and established a republic that didn’t need a monarchy
Those who died in the Civil War in battles such as Gettysburg, which the slave became free
Those who died in World War I to carve the US into a bigger role in international politics
Those in World War II to free the world from the Nazi, Fascists, and Japanese aggression
Even those who died in wars of conquest such as the Spanish American war, Native American wars, Banana Wars
Mexican War, Philippine Insurrection, Vietnam.
They need to find peace as well, even though the politics that sent them were anything but.
Enjoy Memorial Day, for Memorial Day is a day to understand
Memorial Day is about America and what makes America special
America may have her faults, but there are reasons why people come here in spite of them.
Even though Americans have various views about what America should be and how to improve and change it
Americans always have found ways to come together in clutch times and make things happen.
America is a world leader, that everyone knows about.
Even if they don’t always agree what Americans are doing, they still love Americans.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day everyone!