I hope you are having a great holiday weekend!
I had plans to write an blog today talking about the importance of the real meaning of Memorial Day. Before I finished it though, Bill Hinbern at www.superstrengthtraining.com sent out something similar to what I was working on, only better. I decided to just copy and paste it so you can read it.
“Today, in the United States of America, we celebrate the 142nd Annual Memorial Day. It is a day to reflect on the memory of those in our Armed Forces who, through their bravery, paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the true meaning and traditions of Memorial Day.
At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored or neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.
To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the National Moment of Remembrance resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to Taps.”
I plan to celebrate, enjoy the day, and teach class at Nashville Kettlebell tonight, and at 3pm I will be pausing to honor our fallen heroes.