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Honor those who have served, not just on Memorial day.

As Memorial Day arrives with U.S. military personnel fighting overseas, This is a time for us to focus on the significance of this important holiday. We should remember all the individuals who died serving our country. Not just from the recent war but from all past wars, even the unpopular wars, from the shores of Europe, to the fields of Vietnam, to the sand of the Middle East.

Why not start a family tradition? Participate in a local parade, attend a cemetery ceremony, Hoist your flag, explain to your children the significance of the battles that were fought and how they impacted your family.

Bruce Hill Herndon once quoted: “Poor is the nation that has no heroes, but beggared is that nation that has them and forgets them.” It is our obligation to remember all of them.

There will be Memorial Day parades and ceremonies on television on Monday. Across the country, we will celebrate all that the honorable men and women in our armed forces have sacrificed for our country.
We should make Memorial Day a year-round event. Our veterans deserve to be thought of and thanked all year long.

After all, they are the reason we are living in the land of the free and the home of the brave.