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Letter: Remembering meaning of Memorial Day


This Memorial Day while everyone is attending the big sales, visiting family, going fishing or whatever I ask that they stop and try to remember why we have this holiday. It is a day that was set aside to honor those who gave their lives that we could be free to do all of the things mentioned above.

The following is quoted from "If theAmerican Flag offends you, I'll be happy to help you pack!":

"The MILITARY MEMBER (not the preacher) gave us freedom of religion.

The MILITARY MEMBER (not the reporter) gave us freedom of the press.

The MILITARY MEMBER (not the poet) gave us freedom of speech.

TheMILITARY MEMBER (not the campus organizer) gave us freedom to assemble.

The MILITARY MEMBER (not the lawyer) gave us the right to a fair trial."
If you know or see someone who is serving or has served this great country take the time to thank them! Don't ever forget those who gavetheir lives fighting for our freedom.

s/Stephen Slaubaugh

This story was posted on 2010-05-31 07:18:25
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