To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
29 May, 2017, 04:40
Veterans Day honors all Veterans who have served in the armed forces - Memorial Day honors people who died while in battle.
Sadly, there are more than 83,000 missing and unaccounted-for Americans who served in war.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord will honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of the United States with a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 29, at 11:30 a.m.at the base' Camp Lewis Cemetery.
The group will return to the cemetery later this week to clean up the flags.
A Memorial Day Service will also be held in Niagara Falls at the Oakwood Cemetery at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Veteran's Section, which is located in the front of the cemetery.
Sure, we will enjoy a family cookout and a cold one, but we should also set time aside to honor our fallen.
It is a day in which we laugh at their antics, stand tall with honor for having them in our lives, and cry - for they are no longer with us.
"A lot of these you can't even read, so you have no idea (who they are)", he said.
Hundreds of volunteers, including boy scouts and girl scouts placed the flags at the headstone of every grave.
Monday evening at 6 p.m., the post will offer pizza loin (tenderloin with pizza sauce and cheese) sandwiches for $5.
At a time when American Legion and VFW membership is declining nationwide, Murray said Post 7's membership sits at about 300, including Sons of the Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary.
The West Side Veteran's Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, rain or shine, and will follow a route from Kingston corners along Wyoming Avenue to the Forty Fort Cemetery. Prior to the parade, he said the Legion and Streetsboro Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 9716 will host round robin ceremonies honoring veterans who died in combat.
Dozens of people came out and placed flowers at the memorial and said prayers for the lives that were lost.
Bethany Lutheran Cemetery Memorial Day Service, 10 a.m., Spanaway, Wash.
"For me Memorial Day it's. a celebration and then again it's a sad day for me", he said.
Here at home, on the seas, and at hundreds of bases in dozens of foreign countries, including danger zones like Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and on the other side of the demilitarized zone from Kim Jong-un and North Korea in South Korea, our nation's armed forces stand guard in protection of USA security and interests and those of its friends.
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