Monday, May 30, 2011
MEMORIAL day means honor our fallen....it is NOT Veteran's day.
When I hear somebody tell me "happy memorial day" my blood boils. I hope my friends Deborah or Jenni never have to hear it. Both lost their husbands in this war and Jenni also lost her best friend Ben to an IED attack a couple of years before that.
I am not trying to be cranky, but in reality when somebody carelessly tosses out that phrase, I often wonder if they have truly thought about the sacrifices made by these military families. I betcha if they did they would say "thank you" rather than "happy"...yes we celebrate their lives, but for crying out loud this is MEMORIAL day not VETERANS day. When you think about it, please take a couple of minutes out and think about those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Memorial day may kick off the summer, but some people need a good kick in the pants.
Ok, I am off my soapbox.