Memorial Day Activities

National Cemetery Memorial Day
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Amid family cook-outs, golf outings, and other activities, let us remember why we are celebrating this day – it is to remember and give honor to those courageous men and women who worked, and many died, to protect and preserve our freedom. They served and sacrificed in our Armed Forces to insure our country can be the freest in the world. They were willing to fight and die so that we could continue to live in this land of the free and the home of the brave.

Today we remember them. Perhaps, too, today we can fly our flag, visit a cemetary, and say a prayer for those who fought. In addition, as President Obama said, “we can honor veterans by sending a letter or care package to troops overseas, volunteering at health clinics or taking supplies to a homeless veterans center.” He said it could also mean something as simple as saying “thank you” to a veteran walking by on the street.

We can pledge to honor and talk about the heroic efforts of those who built this country we enjoy and cherish today. These are small efforts for what they did for us.

Let not their sacrifices go unnoticed.

Lee Jackson

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