Memorial Day

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    On this Memorial day I wish to give thanks to all those that paid the ultimate price for our liberty.
     
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    I can't help but contemplate that our liberty really hasn't been at stake in a very long time, but perhaps that depends on the definition of liberty.
     
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    I find it interesting that only a naturalized citizen responded. Many people read the thread, but only one person responded.

    For myself, I think any person that died in service deserves our respect. From direct combat to training accidents.
     
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    I agree. I respect anyone who put their life on the line for their countrymen, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
     
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    I do not think it is fair to guilt trip our fellow Americans into saying something that they do not want to. They have the right not to respond.

    Two of my former high school were killed while on active duty. One died in Iraq & the other was killed by skinheads in Nevada. You can read about them-Sandy Britt & Dan Shersty.
     
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    what Mack27 said. Very important to remember in our hearts the precious gift of liberty we have, and the sacrifices that have been made to preserve it.
     
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    Well, I expect most of us agree with Mack27.

    I also agree that I should not be "guilted" into posting a response, any more than I resent someone trying to "guilt" me on Facebook by posting something that ends with "Post if you think you have the world's greatest mother" or "Share if you love Jesus" and says, "Only 1% will repost this."
     
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    My "guilt trip" comment was in reference to the comment about the lack of response to this thread by other Americans. Memorial Day is very personal & emotional for lots of people. Many people aren't in the mood to get into an argument in Hyde Park during this sad day. On Facebook, there were plenty of comments about Memorial Day by others from here.
     
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    Yes, thank you, Swordchick. That's part of the equation for me.

    Not that I think the thread would necessarily end in argument, but it's simply not something I feel like talking about in a forum.
     
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    I spent my Memorial Day telling people to NOT thank those currently serving, that should be every other day. Memorial Day is for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice in defending our nation, whether or not you agree with the war.

    I heard a uniformed soldier cuss out a woman that said "Happy Memorial Day" to him. You NEVER wish a "Happy Anniversary of the death of your (insert parent or child here)", do you, was basically the cleaned up version of what he said.

    Just because we didn't jump on this thread Monday doesn't mean we didn't remember those that have died.
     
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    I think that a lot of people get Memorial Day and Veteran's Day confused or just assume they are the same thing....to honor our military. I make sure that my students are educated on the difference.
     
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    Personally, I don't think it's the topic of the thread, but the Original Poster.
     
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    I was educated by my 11th grade American History teacher.
    I was reminded by my WWII Navy vet father-in-law every Memorial Day when he'd have me accompany him to a Troy NY cemetery to help him clean it up around the Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, and WWII soldiers' grave sites.
     
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    I've got 6th graders...starting them early!
     
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    Teach them young and they'll never forget :)
     
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    The problem with memorial day is the same issue I have with veterans day. Are you truly thankful or going through the paces because that is what it is socially acceptale to do. Memorial day is hard on many Americans both in the service, former service memers, and non-service members who had family and friends in the service.

    Today is a day that everyone is honored in my mind. Because someone in your life I guarantee it has served, look around your home towns, and there are people who know someone who has paid the ultimate sacrifice.

    For those who know someone who has given the ultimate sacrifice I'm sorry for your lose.
     

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