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Memorial Day honors remember the fallen

Many people get Memorial Day and Veterans Day confused, and while both are a special day to thank anyone who has served the country, today is a day to recognize those who have given their lives in an ultimate sacrifice to serve our country.

Whether it is a man or woman who was on duty as a soldier, doctor, chaplain on the ground, in air or at sea, and lost his or her life while serving, this is your opportunity to remember them by attending a ceremony, telling a friend about your memories of family and friends who have served or just taking a moment of silent reflection while flipping your burger on the grill to appreciate all you have today thanks to the past service of others.

You can also fly a flag at your home, go visit a cemetery and put out flags at the graves of those who have served in any branch of the military, in whatever war. Say a prayer for those who are currently serving or those who have come home with battle wounds and emotional tribulations.

Those soldiers and families who have lost lives and loved ones in service to the United States are our heroes and deserve our thanks, praise and admiration.