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Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

On may 5th 1868, decorations day was established to decorate the graves of the soldiers that had died in battle or had passed away. Decorations day was to be observed on may 30th each year. After. World War 1, was decorations day was to include all soldiers that have fought in wars that American soldiers were in.

In 1971, by an act of Congress Memorial Day was established to be observed on the last Monday in May. Some states have let the practice of observing and honoring those who have died to fall on the wayside over political views.

Since the Revolutionary War, there have been just over 667,000,000 Americans soldiers that have given their all during battle, and died years after each battle American troops were in. That number is expected to grow as the number of living soldiers from WW1 & WW2 die, that is also starting to happen with the American soldiers that were in the Korean conflict and the Vietnam conflicts.

The soldiers that enlisted in the 1970’s,1980’s are approaching retirement age both in the military and in civilian life. American civilians that were born in 2000 are just starting to come of age to enlist and from what I see is amazing, to see 18yo born in the year 2000 step up and enlist to serve this nation.

We should honor the troops that are alive or have died or passed away today and everyday, instead on celebrating those who gave their all only on Memorial Day. Because of those who willingly serve today and those were drafted into the military are the very reasons we have the freedoms laid out in the Constitution of the United States.

Yes we have those who oppose the military since the 1960’s who will do anything to prevent this nation from defending itself against those nations that seek to harm this nation. The ones who harm the military are the liberals and progressives and socialists that give lip service when taking the oath to protect and defend the Comnstitution. The latest is Sequestration put in place by Obama during his presidency. Those in congress have also done harm to our veterans by using the veterans administration and the hospitals as political hostages by cutting its budgets and to breaks the promise this nation gave to its soldiers.

Do something unique this year, I once a month anonymously will pay for a current active duty soldiers meal, or a veteran, or a retired military persons meal either just his or the entire groups meal, its my way of saying thank you for taking the time out of your personal life to serve this nation.

To all those who have passed away, currently enlisted and serving, retired veterans may you have a great decorations day/Memorial Day because of your service is why I have my freedoms still today.

Signed by,
An American civilian

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