Today, the Memorial Day is celebrated across the USA. There are similar celebrations in Greece, not the same day as in the US but remembering and honoring the veterans for their sacrifices for the freedoms we and our families enjoy.
I received an email this morning which I thought was too precious to be archived in my mail folders. Since I hate mass mailing and chain emails, I thought I would duplicate the email here for my archiving but also for everyone else to see.
Please note that I am not the original author of the email and I do not know if it has appeared as a blog post or an article someplace. I do not own the images presented below either so if there is a copyright issue, please let me know and I will remove them immediately. If you know who the original author is, please let me know so that I can give them the mention they deserve.
MEMORIAL DAYIt is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN who salutes the Flag,
It is the VETERAN who serves under the Flag,
ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,
AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.
No matter what the country of your origin, there are always some people that step up in difficult situations. Those men and women gladly give their lives for the better good, so that others can enjoy a better future. Those people are the Veterans that we must always remember and honor.
There is plenty of material regarding Memorial Day on the Internet. A site worth visiting is https://www.usmemorialday.org and two videos worth watching on YouTube are https://youtu.be/afd_sDNYbpY and https://youtu.be/wK0T4pVHP28