Memorial Day is an important National Holiday.
It is a day when we as a nation remember those who gave up their lives in defense of our nation, our freedom, and our way of life.
The origin of the holiday is unclear; many different groups around the country began traditions of remembering the war dead. Eventually, these many and varied traditions coalesced into a national movement. In 1966 Memorial Day was officially sanctioned a National Holiday by an Act of Congress. The process took one hundred years since its first stirrings after the Civil War.
More here: Memorial Day History
You can do something in commemoration in less than a hundred years; less than a year; less than a day.
If you love the home you live in, or you’re just dreaming about owning a home, take a few minutes this Memorial Day weekend to remember the many men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country to make that dream possible for you.
I will take a few minutes to stop by Cypress Hills to visit an early Civil War military cemetery and pay my respects. I pass this cemetery frequently when driving on the Jackie Robinson Parkway. As you round a bend you get a glimpse of hundreds of small white headstones arranged with military precision on a bucolic hillside.
It looks so peaceful, and in that glance, you can appreciate how many people have gone off to fight wars in defense of liberty.