Friday, May 26, 2006

Memorial Day

It's really not about barbeques, vacation, and fun. It's a day to honor those who died to maintain freedom in the United States. In 1971 federal law changed the day to observe Memorial Day, from May 30th to the last Monday in May. Since then, it's morphed into a huge holiday. Who's against holidays. Nobody. We need holidays. But take time to remember and honor in some way, those who are no longer with us, and their families. Because for them, Memorial Day will never be the same.

A letter written by my mom who lost her daddy in World War II when she was eight years old. Time doesn't heal all wounds.

1 comment:

kim in mi said...

Hi Lilliana,
I wanted to thank you for posting this. My fil was in WWII and I've never heard him talk about it - I suspect I never will. I struggle with not having a 'face' on the holiday, and your mom's letter gave me a glimpse of one. I just can't imagine what some went through, and yet, somehow, being able to imagine a small glimpse is important for me to understand and truly honor those who fought for our freedoms. so thank you.
kim