On Memorial Day...and Always
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
Tomorrow is Memorial Day and while many will go to the beach or enjoy a
hearty barbecue, let’s not forget the real reason for this most special
and solemn of days…a day to remember and honor those who put their lives on
the line for our beloved country…a day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice
for a purpose they believed was greater than themselves…a purpose of
keeping 'We the People' safe and free at home.
And while political battles continue in D.C. and across the nation,
Memorial Day offers us the chance for all Americans…no matter our race,
creed, color, religion, party affiliation, or whether this president is our president of
choice…to unite together and remember the one thing we
all we have in common...gratitude...gratitude for those who
served…gratitude for the
brave men and women who proudly wore but sadly died wearing our nation’s
so that we can go to that beach and can enjoy that barbecue.
On Memorial Day there should be no hyphenated Americans (nor should there ever
be)…just Americans bowing their heads together in prayer as the flag of
these United States is raised throughout this great nation, and then
as it's solemnly lowered to half-staff. On this day let us remember the more
than one million American patriots who gave their lives in service to this
country. And when the flag is once again raised high at noon we must
also remember to not allow their sacrifice to be in vain for a nation that
forgets its true heroes is a nation that loses its soul.
Memorial Day is a day when we should teach our children the importance of
the sacrifices made by so many to ensure their freedoms and the freedoms
of generations to come.
Memorial Day is a day when many Americans will visit cemeteries or memorials
nationwide to place small flags at the base of the headstones of the
fallen to let them know they are not forgotten nor will they ever be.
Memorial Day is a day to honor the remains buried at the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier for while he, brave soldier whomever he may be, is home resting
on American soil he is not with his loved ones, but serves as a
reminder of the many who never made it home, and should remind us that
there are still some left behind who must be brought home.
Memorial Day is a day when the Pledge of Allegiance should take on a renewed
meaning, and should reawaken in us all the realization that we do live in the
greatest nation the world has ever known, and remind us that some things are
indeed worth both fighting and dying for.
Memorial Day is a day to honor courage for while those lost in battle knew
fear, they sacrificed with courage of heart and strength of conviction,
something that must never be forgotten for without knowing fear there
can be no courage and without courage there can be no victory. Those who
gave all deemed their love of country and duty to freedom were of
greater value and more important then the fears they faced in dying.
Memorial Day is a day to also honor the very freedoms those lost in battle
gave to each and every one of us…the freedom we have in our beloved
America to act, speak, and think as we so choose without hindrance or
restraint…a freedom we intend never to lose…a freedom we will fight for
with just as much passion, dedication, determination, and courage as
those who sacrificed before us…for we will not allow their sacrifice to
be forgotten nor will we allow our freedoms to be taken away.
No…we will never allow their sacrifice to have been in vain.
Memorial Day is a day for prayers for those lost…a day for honoring their
memories not just with tearful remembrances but also with a smile…a day
to rediscover the meaning of what our military fights and dies for…our
liberty, our safety, our individual rights guaranteed us under our
Constitution, and the continuing American story of which we all play a part in.
So on this Memorial Day I will bow my head in solemn prayer and thank and remember those who
made that ultimate sacrifice to keep our nation free…and pray to God
that someday…”nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither
shall they learn war any more.” (Isaiah 2:4)
Someday…someday soon I pray, and may God Bless America today and always.
Copyright @ 2019 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.
(This article was original published last Memorial Day.)
Please listen to the words of this most beautiful of songs...'Hallelujah
Veterans Version' by Navy veteran Sailor Jerri...it will bring tears of
gratitude to your eyes...gratitude that must never to be forgotten.