Memorial Day isn't about a Midnight Madness weekend mattress sale or three days off from work, but a call for a nation to reflect on the sacrifices made by our citizens. No matter how you feel about the rationalization for any war, past or present, don't forget that it is human beings and not slogans, flags or banners that are in harms' way.
To those who fought,These are the people Memorial Day is for. If one does anything today to mark the occasion it should be to pledge that the each conflict is the last one and work for it until it becomes true.
To those who objected,
To those who came home,
To those who remained on the field,
To those who were reunited with their families,
To those who were orphaned and widowed,
To those who believed and did their duty,
To those who did not believe but served anyways,
To those who sent others into battle,
To those who led the charge.