What does it mean to celebrate Memorial Day? We celebrate Memorial Day in America at this the end of May...annually at this time of year. Memorial Day has a dual meaning. We remember our deceased loved ones; we also remember our War Dead.
For a moment, let's focus upon the ultimate sacrifice as rendered by our Veterans that gave all in the pursuit of freedom. Many served as as a result of a National Call to Serve...the Draft. Some volunteered.
Many of our War Dead are interned in National Cemetaries. Arlington and Margraaten are two to name a few. During this time of relative peace and prosperity, it's hard to imagine the horrors of war--much less the answering of a call-to-serve.
A few years ago, I got a small taste of the experience of the solemness of honoring U.S. Military hereoes that died in battle. The U.S. Army produced a traveling exhibit dedicated to Arlington National Cemetary. I captured the exhibit via Video camera and posted it to YouTube.
Please take a few moments to view this powerful video. Click or paste the following link into your browser for reflection---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNAJNe8yN3k
To our War Veterans: Thank You for Your Ultimate Sacrifice!