Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day - Time to Renew the Spirit of America

The National Holiday Act of 1971 destroyed Memorial Day.  It did so by making it a floating day to ensure a 3 day weekend.  Memorial Day once served as solemn day to commemorate those who gave there last full measure of devotion to our republic.  Today it is an empty excuse for carpet and appliance sales.
We are the beneficiaries of hundreds of thousands of servicemen and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  Let us remember them, and let us renew our commitment to ensuring that that their sacrifices were not in vain. We need to deepen and renew the Spirit of America by defending our way of life, our Constitution, and our freedoms and liberties. 
I fear we will never reverse this trend of the commercialization of our civic calendar, which is why Patriot Week is so important.
We can honor our sacred dead by relearning our Founding First Principles and history, and ensuring that those in power do the same.
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1 comment:

Joe C. said...

Though I fully agree with the sentiment of your post, I must admit I am in favor of the three-day weekend in remembrance of those who gave their lives for our country as opposed to a fixed date.
While I fully concede that the commercialization of the day/weekend is very unfortunate, I would rather we still pay attention to (and notice) the moment as opposed to the near obscurity other memorial holidays flail against. Columbus Day, Flag Day, even Veteran's Day, all get lost in the scattered and brief attention span of the American public.

In the end, Memorial Day and the weekend it creates is something we look forward to; as opposed to a day that most would not even know existed, despite the reason.