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Not A 3 Day Weekend, People

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"Over the years the meaning of Memorial Day has faded more and more from the public consciousness. From a solemn day of mourning, of remembrance, and of honor to our departed loved ones, it has degenerated into a weekend of Bar B Q's and beaches where only token nods toward our honored dead is given, if at all. Too many people don't even know what the day stands for."

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The numbers on the bottom stand for what. It can't be a death count.

Those are the numbers of POWs/MIAs from each of America's wars this past century.

Death is horrible.

But can you imagine the pain of uncertainty that family members must go through?

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"It is human nature to avoid the unpleasant. But we need to remember the cost of war, we need to remember the price paid for our freedoms, we need to not let those who died, die forgotten and in vain."

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memorial day has sort of turned into a WW2 remembrance day. Those veterans take center stage. The raising of the flag at Iwo Jima & the Reichstag seem to be the enduring images of memorial day.

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I believe the filming crew missed the moment and asked the soldiers to recreate it.

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and then of course you had the flag being placed at the reichstag on may 2, Victory Day in europe would come a week later.

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This is a very neglected holiday, my parents don't even get off work and most people don't even stop to think about it.

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"If it is considered a holiday, why is it so? I consider it to be a national day of mourning. Because of what that day represents, the rest of the days of the year are our holidays."

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SBT possibly a holiday in the sense that Sundays were meant to be revered as holy days.....?

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"If it is considered a holiday, why is it so? I consider it to be a national day of mourning. Because of what that day represents, the rest of the days of the year are our holidays."

Even Veterans Day?? D-Day??? VJ-Day????

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"It is human nature to avoid the unpleasant. But we need to remember the cost of war, we need to remember the price paid for our freedoms, we need to not let those who died, die forgotten and in vain."

There is a playground in Jersey City near the rink where Devils coach little kids...the only park/playground named after a female veteran...she loved to watch litle kids play...probably still enjoys it...btw...dad was a vet too...pacific arena...mom was europe...normandy +6...rest in peace both of you...say hi to uncle harry the seabee ;)

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"If it is considered a holiday, why is it so? I consider it to be a national day of mourning. Because of what that day represents, the rest of the days of the year are our holidays."

Even Veterans Day?? D-Day??? VJ-Day????

All gave some.

Some gave all.

Memorial Day is a day of mourning.

Veterans Day is a day of appreciation for all veterans.

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