Memorial Day

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  1. hobbles

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    Memorial Day,,

    We still have men and women dying on the battlefield. There’s blood, pain, and fear as they leave us. So enjoy the weekend as you will, but please don’t say, “Happy Memorial Day”.

    As you probably know, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those in the military who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedom. It was created during the civil war; it started out as "Decoration Day". Graves would be decorated with flowers, etc. on that day. Soon after, President Lincoln decided that we should remember all that gave their lives for our country - not just Civil War vets. Therefore, the answer is "no". It is not appropriate to say, "Happy Memorial Day". I would suggest that if you were speaking with a military person or a veteran, say, "I remember and appreciate the sacrifices given". If you are speaking with a civilian, I would just say, "remember those who've fallen".
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  2. hilandr

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    I want to drink a beer with you! :D
     

  3. SHOOTER13

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    Well said sir...!!
     
  4. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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    Amen brother ......
     
  5. 9UC

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    For me it is as I have it marked on my calendar as,

    "A Day of Remembrance: All Gave Some, I live today because Some Gave All".
     
  6. hotshott

    hotshott The "Bass-Tard" Son

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    Very well said. I myself did not serve in the military. However both grandfathers, father, brother sister served with rouge pride.
     
  7. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I never understood why it was a drinking holiday. Well said sir!
     
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  9. hobbles

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    All gave some, Some gave all.
    Remember them,,

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  10. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Man, that looks like a nice place. Oh, and thank you for your service.
     
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