Pause on this Memorial DayTake a moment today to remember. Remember what it means to be American. Remember what freedoms and rights we have as Americans and remember why we have them.
Take a moment today to remember. Remember what it means to be American. Remember what freedoms and rights we have as Americans and remember why we have them.
Today is Memorial Day, and while some may think it’s the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day is something far more serious and poignant than barbecue or boating.
Remember that freedom isn’t free. Each of the generations in our past has paid that price. Remember that the pain felt over the loss of a loved one doesn’t disappear over time — even if that loved one died a hero.
Think of what this country would be if it wasn’t for those who gave everything for this nation’s hope and future. Think of that when you see the flag flying at half-staff this morning.
Many of these heroes who serve walk among us today from mechanics, to insurance adjusters, to law enforcement officers.
While they deserve recognition everyday, take some time today to thank those people who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, and remember those who did.
Most of us will have today off and will likely spend it with family or friends. At the same time those who lost family and friends will be remembering their loved ones with visits to cemeteries and at Memorial Day programs.
The courage of those who have died in service to their country lives on in everyone else willing to make the same sacrifice.
We won’t forget that service and sacrifice.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)