May 28, 2018 is Memorial Day, previously known as Decoration Day. It’s an annual day of remembrance, honoring those men and women who have died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday’s origin began after the Civil War and was previously held on May 30 for over 100 years from 1868 until 1970, then changed to the last Monday in May. What is its significance today?
It’s easy for us to fall prey to complacency and simply think of it as a 3-day weekend, the end of another school year, the beginning of summer vacation, and a convenient time to get together with family and friends. While it may be all that, let’s stop and remember the millions who have died in war – died so that so many have the freedoms of today.
While we may have differences of opinions on our current involvement in conflicts around the world, let’s unite and honor those who were called, served, and died. And, let’s all pursue our calling to make this place a better, more peaceful world, one act of kindness at a time. It begins with our family, friends, and coworkers and extends to those we don’t even personally know. Today, let’s dedicate ourselves to taking on a conflict in our own life for greater peace.
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