Memorial Day Reflection #memorialday

It’s strange that Memorial Day is not more sober and somber. The idea of celebrating it with barbecues and parties seem weird to me. Perhaps this should be a day of mindfulness and service. Those who didn’t come home from war should be honored in a different way.

To all who gave the ultimate sacrifice may what you did never be in vain and may all people benefit in pursuing life and liberty and responsible freedom. Grace and peace to you and your families who mourn this day.

May there be peace on Earth. No more bloodshed, no more pain. No more wars

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

4 thoughts on “Memorial Day Reflection #memorialday”

  1. There are many parts of this holiday that frustrate me. The first is the ‘blanket’ honoring. This day is set aside to remember those persons who have died in military service. Not those who have died in any uniform or to honor those who are living. This number is fairly small, about the size of the population of the PNW, but it is important. The idea that this day is for parties or sales in stores just boggles me. Memorial Day Mattress sales…..Why??????

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  2. I suppose it depends on how you look at it. Funerals and memorial services are supposed to be a celebration of the life lived, not a mourning of the life lost. In my culture, we have big events that last for days when someone dies as a very long “toast” to their contributions.

    Somber funerals were something the more conservative religious people did. As in actually conservative, not the American political meaning.

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