Memorial Day 2006

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.

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.