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JUST FOR MEMORIAL DAY: 5/28/12

May 26th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

There are days in the annual calendar that deserve more than we give them. Much more. While parades pay tribute, flags wave, wreaths are laid, families visit grave sites, somehow all of this is still not enough. It is not enough because simply saying thank you is not enough. This is a day when persons have fought and still are fighting for basic principles of freedom and democracy. This is a time when patriotic flag waving seems appropriate, but it pales when we consider deeply what it all means and symbolizes.

Memorial Day means that we memorialize those who joined and then took on the gruesome and terrible thing known as war. They did it to “serve their country.” They did it out of a deep need that maybe they can’t even articulate. They did it because they wanted to do it, had to do it. They did it because they love their