As others have said (Mr. B, Ambulance Driver , Brigid, JayG and others) today is a day that is not about hot dogs and cookouts, but about family and remembrances. Not that long ago, today was the day when everyone would get together and make a trip to the graveyard to attend the graves of those who have gone before. Today is the day when we remember those who gave their lives and who give their service to this country and to the ideals of freedom and to the proposition that all men are created equal. I'm not going to make this a political post because I feel that would cheapen the sacrifices that were made. So today I remember my honored dead and thank my family who have been in service or are still serving.
I think of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and what it should represent to the people of the United States--it's almost sacred place at the heart of sacrifices made and I remember.
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