What good is a memorial if we’ve forgotten its purpose?
In the United States, we set aside the last Monday in May as an official memorial to honor the fallen.
Since most people are given the day off, it’s usually used to kick off summer, have a barbecue, and hit the beach.
For others, it’s a trip to the military cemetery to sit with the remains of a husband, wife, father, mother, brother, sister, or friend.
Today is a time to reflect on those who died to make us a free country, to end slavery, to deliver the oppressed, and to make the world a better place.
Take time today to remember. Tell your children what today is for so that it’s purpose will not be lost.