Reposting from a wonderful blog:
Our nation marks Memorial Day to honor and pay tribute to brave Americans who gave their life for this country. Many generations have sacrificed in …MEMORIAL DAY 2021
So many people enjoy Memorial Day as a holiday break from work but it’s meant to be a day to commemorate and honor the sacrifices that soldiers made for the sake of others. As I get older I appreciate more and more what the previous generations accomplished.
When I was in my twenties and thirties, I focused on my mental anguishes, my dysfunctional childhood and broken relationships; I still do linger in my past with sadness frequently, but it’s a tiny bit less than I used to. My excuse, I was part of Generation X, the most passive and depressed generation, the comic book tribe of eternally young adults that were stunted emotionally as adolescent children. I’m awake but still taking baby steps towards maturity, I’ll get there eventually.
I believe that part of becoming a functionally healthy adult is shifting beyond personal tragedies and refocusing altruistically to helping society without seeking reward or acknowledgment. Selflessness is an ultimate goodness.
I think when soldiers go into battle they willingly sacrifice themselves because they believe it’s the morally right thing to do. It’s very Christ-like, very heroic; they volunteer their lives for our sake. The least we can do is say: Thank you for keeping us safe. Thank you for risking your life. Thank you for doing the hard work that we are too weak or afraid to do.
Here’s what VP Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden wrote to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend: