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Remembering those who served our country: Memorial Day 2017

Updated on May 28, 2017

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The Holiday to Honor those who Fell during Battle

Memorial Day is a day of honoring our heros from the battle field. While this great country America has so many freedoms we accept without question. The rights and privilages acquired by citizens are protected by servants who defend their country. An estimation of the number of men and women who have died while serving our country is over half a million persons, with the count beginning in the first World War in 1914. Since a number of other battles, and wars have occurred. Although not every service member who is counted for was actively serving out side of the country, it was their duty to serve in which we remember their honor.

Being raised by a veteran who served in World War Two, the memory of the amount of courage felt for military members since being a young child remains today. Never forgetting what was taught, the reality of American Pride is to honor those who have served. The Greatest Generation was honored by a monumental declaration established to preserve those who fought in that war. In 2004, The National Parks Services documents, a gathering a veterans traveled to Washington D.C. to visit the site where 4,048 gold stars are decorated on the conjoining wall to honor the 400,000 service members who gave their lives during the fight. World War Two was mostly fought throughout Europe, by Allie Forces of United States and other countries against the German Forces of the Nazi, from 1941 to 1945.

While thinking about our financial woes, the burdening political debates, and the questions of how our tax dollars should spent it is hard to remember that those presidents who are featured on our American Federal Notes were all apart of honoring veterans who served. George Washington was an honored General in the Revolutionary War before being picked to be our first president. Although the Revolutionary War ending in 1775 lead to the country declaring its establishment, Andrew Jackson - the 7th President of the United States, fought in the same war. Ulysses Grant was also a General in the Civil War, the war of the Northern States against the Southern States lasted from 1861 to 1865. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the Untied States who opted to end the war in declaring the Emancipation Proclamation, before the official surrender of the Confederate Forces. Benjamin Franklin, was not a servant or veteran, however he did sign the Declaration of Independence along with Alexander Hamilton and others.

Americans continue to serve their country and many are over seas on Active Duty Deployment as this article was being written. Tomorrow the official ceremony that presents the honor of the United States Flag to those who are laid to rest in Virginia's National Cemetary will be held in the afternoon. Although all week long service members have been preparing for the celebration to honor those who bravely gave all to protect our country and freedoms.


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