Updated: Feb 2, 2018
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
That which preserve the memory of something, or anything that serves to keep in memory is memorial.
For the 300,000,000 plus people living in the United States and those who affiliate with the value of the United States of America worldwide, observed every year on the last Monday in the month of May, the observance of Memorial Day. The choice of this date is an ideal time for a joyous social gathering, where the weather is blooming and the people are ready for the transition from the confinement of winter to the freedom of summer.
Where there is freedom, the price of freedom was paid, and the ransom for freedom was given to uphold the attributes of freedom.
Too often the attributes of freedom are perceived as freedom, wherewith families enjoy the outdoors, the meal and the bonding, rightfully so. But the preserving of the memory for the reason for the joyous activities is far forgotten. Had it not been for the men and women who give their lives as a ransom for freedom, there wouldn't be freedom as we know it today.
For unto us who reap the attributes of freedom. May we with passion aims to serve the country defending it from invasion, by protecting its rights and maintaining its laws and institutions in purity. This is Patriotism with nothing to be ashamed of. In strength, they stood up for the truth in the face of sorrow they give their lives. Now in boldness and patriotism we acknowledge.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me, As He died to make men holy let us live to make men free, His truth is marching on