Memorial Day, Monday May 27, 2013 is a very special National Holiday meant to remind us of the sacrifices of all the Men and Women who have served in the United States Military, and the many who Sacrificed their Lives so that we could be free.
Free to live and work where we choose, speak our mind freely, and be safe in this exceptional Country, the United States of America.
Patriotism is an important part of our Freedom. Surround your children with reminders of those sacrifices and methods of respect. The photo above is just an example of how that can be done with Patriotic symbols in Red, White, and Blue on all sorts of objects.
Use them to decorate for Memorial Day Cook Outs, Picnics, and Barbecues.
Inspire Pride in your country. Turn that family get-together into an Honorable affair.
This is a time to teach our children about the sacrifices of all the military men and women who have served our country. Show them how to show our gratitude by Honoring our Veterans and the Soldiers who paid the ultimate price of their life. And how we should also honor their bereaved families, orphans and widows by visiting Cemeteries and Memorials to adorn the graves of those soldiers with flags and flowers.
We should also be honoring our Veterans with a Handshake, a word of Thanks, Cards and Letters. Teach your children to extend a helping hand to the wounded disabled veterans and their families, in any way they can.
To show our support, we can fly the American Flag at half-mast until noon, attend a Military Service at our local cemetery, Keep silence for a minute during the National Moment of Remembrance and learn to understand the meaning behind holding your hand over your heart during the National Anthem and the meaning behind Taps as they are played.
Let’s put Pride of Country back into our Culture.