Today is the beloved day we all call Memorial Day. The day where we should be remembering the fallen and honoring the true American heroes. Have we stayed true to the real meaning of Memorial Day? That is my question.
I was in a hurry on my way home yesterday when I passed by an elderly man on the side of the road holding a cardboard sign that read, “Hungry homeless veteran soldier”. I nearly burst into tears…All I could think about was why was that soldier homeless? Where is the love? Why have so many veterans been ignored…pushed to the side…and forgotten?
It seems that in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives that we forget those who served our country…we forget those who jeopardized their lives to protect our freedom…we forget how many good men and women lost their lives defending our nation…BUT today, let us remember them. Let us remember the heroic men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. Let us be thankful for our amazing armed forces and praise them for their brave actions. Let us stay true to the real meaning of Memorial Day.
To learn about the history of Memorial Day, check out my latest Real Media article.
Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP: Memorial Day History in a Large, Medium, and Small Nutshell–http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/22/the-adventures-of-the-vip-memorial-day-history-and-fashion-in-a-large-medium-and-small-nutshell/