Memorial Day: Freedom Isn’t Free

Most folks in the country think that Memorial Day is the kick-off to summer…so I pulled a
little history in case some do not realize or forgot why we have this day. Soldiers have died and are dying believing they are doing what is best for the country and our freedoms (it doesn’t matter if you agree or not agree with the current battles and why we are fighting) we need to remember those that gave their lives so that we can live like we do. Always remember: “Freedom isn’t Free.”

Memorial Day originated in the aftermath of the Civil War, during which more American soldiers died than in any other war before or since. It has become a day on which the dead of all wars and the dead generally, are remembered in special programs held in cemeteries, churches, and other public meeting places. In 1971, Congress designated the last Monday in May as the national Memorial Day holiday.

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