Today we celebrate and honor the many men and women who were veterans. For if it was not for them oh where would we be. So many times folk get Memorial Day and Veterans Day confused so as we continue throughout this day read the real meaning of Memorial Day here.
Memorial Day per Webster
So what is the day all about? It is about celebrating the life of those whom have served in the armed forces that have died fighting for you whether we like the military or not.
So why do some folk bring living veterans into the equation? Living veterans are on the Veterans Day list and we celebrate them on that day.
Folk let’s stop misleading folk. We need to stop disrespecting folk, situations and etc. and stick to what moment it is at the moment.
Today I celebrate the life and legacy of family members including my family as this day is set aside for all deceased folk whom have served in the armed forces.
Wow, again another ignant moment!
Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated. (Source: Read more)
Note: Thanks to Tynesha R. Lewis for the original share.
Today I celebrate the life and legacy of my uncle PFC Arthur Lee Dancy.
I remember the day the military came to the house to tell my grandma.
I would like to also salute all men and women who have served and continue to serve in the military.
For the men and women whom have returned and/or the families of those whom didn’t return, I dedicate this song to you: He Has His Hands On You – Marvin Sapp
Note: How fitting it is I will be traveling with my son’s 7th grade class on Friday to visit the Memorial in Washington DC.