Don’t let their sacrifice ever be in vain. Memorial day isn’t just about a barbecue, a sale, or a day off. Remember, remember, remember!
Armed Forces Day: Last weekend, recognizes those that are still serving. As in, still in the military and still alive.
Veteran’s Day: November 11, celebrates those that have served. As in honorably discharged from the military, no longer serving and still alive.
Memorial Day: May 27, 2013. This is to remember those that are no longer with us. This used to just mean those fallen in combat. But for a long time is has included any member of the armed forces that died while still serving or any veteran that has passed since leaving the service.
On Armed Forces day we thank those that are still in for serving and defending our country. On Veteran’s Day we thank veterans for their service. On Memorial Day we remember those that served and are no longer with us.
You shouldn’t thank veterans for their service on Memorial Day, we have our own day. This weekend, we remember those that are no longer with us. We enjoy the freedom we have because of those that have come before us and defended this country since its inception. PLEASE remember the fallen this weekend.
A female veteran and proud Marine wife - W.m.W.
“…Out of each generation some have heeded the call in defense of righteous liberty. Out of each generation the specter of tyranny has been met by those willing to trade themselves so that others might live free.
No one knows that price greater than the mother who carried her child to term, suckled it, fed, coddled, and clothed it. Held on to each moment as the child grew into a young man or woman. Wept the bitterest of tears as the child in uniform walked away as a soldier, sailor, or marine. No one knows that cost greatest as the mother who receives the news that her child will not return to her as he or she left…”
Many deeply hidden memories have come flooding back. The important message here though is that it is possible to heal and survive. Everyone has survived their own kind of emotional or mental trauma. We all have our inner fears and misreplaced feelings of guilt.
TIME’s new cover makes me so mad I could write essays about it, but instead I’m going to keep job hunting since in today’s world a university degree means nothing and therefore like much of my generation, I’m stuck choosing between minimum wage jobs and internships that I can’t afford to accept in an attempt to pay off my tens of thousands of dollars worth of student debt.
I’d be interested in reading this article to see exactly what makes us entitled and lazy. Are we lazy because more of us are completing high school and going to college than ever before? Are we entitled because our standard of living is declining? Do we live with our parents because we’re too slothful to leave or is because our education costs are getting steeper and steeper while we’re getting less and less aid?
Tell us, Time Magazine, about how we’re narcissistic little slugs when we’re faced with an economic crisis that resulted in a lowering of our standard of living, an increase in tuition costs and how when we get out of our very expensive schools, more and more of us are going to end up working minimum wage jobs.I’d be interested in reading this article to see exactly what makes us entitled and lazy. Are we lazy because more of us are completing high school and going to college than ever before? Are we entitled because our standard of living is declining? Do we live with our parents because we’re too slothful to leave or is because our education costs are getting steeper and steeper while we’re getting less and less aid?
Kudos to ameliaelizabeth (fellow tumblr blogger) for calling it as it is!
Another point is that our economy didn’t tank because of the new generation but all the generations before it, who’s greed blinded them from seeing how their selfish actions would affect future generations. Nuff said… - W.m.W