Memorial Day

Hello everyone, it is me the owner / creator of this website, Michael. I know I have not posted for a little over two months, which I will talk more about this week or next. However, that’s not what today’s post is going to be about. Instead I will talk about the significance of today, May 28th.

The importance of today can’t be represented by words. It’s true meaning cannot be truly fathomed by the human mind. Today is a day in the United States of America known as ‘Memorial Day‘. It is a day in which Americans remember those who have fallen in service to our country. This idea was celebrated upon starting in 1868 but did not become a federal holiday until 1971. The tradition of remembering the military members who have died while in service to their country is celebrated in many countries around the world, in many different ways and on different dates. In Australia and New Zealand it’s called ‘Anzac Day‘, in the Netherlands it’s called ‘Dodenherdenking (Remembrance of the Dead)’, and in Russia it’s called ‘Victory Day‘. These are just a few examples of other countries who celebrate this day, in many ways similar and different to how we do it in America. The commonality between these vastly different nations however is the purpose behind it.

Remembering the brave souls of men and women who have given their life for their country is a very unique aspect of today’s modern world. It’s separate from all the gripes of modern society; politics, money, social-issues, etc, and should forever remain this way. It’s not about those of us lucky enough to be alive to even celebrate it, but instead those who have fallen.

I actually typed out a few more paragraphs attempting to explain this from my point of view but then realized that won’t do justice to the fallen. The true meaning of today ins’t something that can be explained, especially not by someone else. I encourage all of you to take a moment some time and think to yourself of why this day is important. Think about the brave men and women since the dawn of man of have given their lives so other’s wouldn’t have to. The emotions that come along with these thoughts can’t be expressed by words, the importance of these men and women, their sacrifices, hardships and livelihoods can’t be shown through text on a screen, which is why I have decided to end this post here.

~ Michael