Memorial Day Matters

Single Flower Lying at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall by Maya Ying LinTake this opportunity to teach your children  that what we have and how we live is a costly gift  from others. Memorial Day in the United States signifies an official time to honor soldiers who died in our country’s service. We honor them by remembering their sacrifice. The observance began in the 1800’s, after the civil war, as a time of remembrance and thanksgiving for their ultimate service to our country.  Many people also visit the burial sites of special deceased loved ones, leaving flowers and offering thanks for the lives of those who have died before us.  This day of remembrance connects us to the past and to those who have served us well. Continue reading