Memorial Day honors remember the fallen

Published 12:00 pm Monday, May 30, 2016

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.

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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.