Here in the Ohio Valley, every one sees Memorial Day differently in their own eyes, but no one has forgotten the true meaning of this recognized holiday.
People can’t argue that they get to enjoy the 3 day weekend, but Monday was reminder that it’s not exactly a day for celebration. It’s a day of remembrance for those who died in the line of duty while serving our country. In fact, Monday was more of a somber day because this is a reminder that not every solider comes home. Every year, we remember this holiday on the last Monday of May to appreciate what our heroes have done.
David said, “For me it’s remembering the servicemen who gave their lives up for us here [Monday].” Pamela says, “Memorial Day is for everybody that died and we all love. It’s suppose to be a very special day for everybody, for family and everything.”
So before you say “Happy Memorial Day,” most people won’t mind it but that may not be best term to use in some cases because this is a holiday for veterans who are no longer with us.