Remember what Memorial Day is All About

Memorial Day was declared a national holiday in 1971.  In between the cookouts and retail sales events, the real meaning of the holiday sometimes gets lost.       

President Ronald Reagan included these words in a speech he gave at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, 1986:   ‚ÄúToday is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It's a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery, and others. It's a day to be with the family and remember."

So when you're flipping that burger or taking advantage of a Memorial Day sale, remember the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.  That's what Memorial Day is really all about.

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