How happy is Memorial Day?

by | May 27, 2016 | Veteran News | 0 comments

There is much controversy surrounding how to express Memorial Day. Is Memorial Day ‘happy’ considering the holiday was created in honor of our fallen heroes? Would our heroes’ families consider this a “Happy Memorial Day” since they’ve lost a loved one in service? Wounded Warrior Homes would like to help clarify the truth about this holiday so our heroes receive proper recognition.

Memorial Day, a federal holiday, was erected in 1971 to honor all U.S. Military soldiers who died fighting to keep America free. America waves its flag so often for our active duty and retired soldiers that we may have forgotten to celebrate the soldiers who paid the ultimate price to keep America free.

However and wherever you choose to celebrate this Memorial Day, Wounded Warrior Homes would encourage you to continue the conversation about the meaning behind Memorial Day. Take a moment to honor and pay homage to the men and women who are no longer here today. If you prefer to say Happy Memorial Day, let that expression be in joyful memory of the soldier’s life. If you chose to exclude the word ‘happy’ from the expression, take the time to educate your friends and family why.

Help Wounded Warrior Homes bring honor and awareness back to Memorial Day. This holiday deserves more recognition than BBQ’s, car sales, and ice cream. Join the conversation on our Facebook page so that “Happy Memorial Day” is not reduced to an empty saying. Wounded Warrior Homes would also like to introduce our Hero wall coming this June. The Hero Wall was designed to highlight and honor American heroes who have fallen in service for this great country.

Stay in touch below so we can provide you with Veteran Resource Center information and information about the new Wounded Warrior Homes Hero Wall. Enjoy your Memorial Day and remember the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep you free.

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