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Awakenings: Memorial Day Weekend

on May 23, 2013

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Airplanes, trains, buses, cars, yachts and RVs will be reelin’, rockin’ and rollin’ toward sunny beaches, campgrounds and other getaway destinations this coming weekend. But, WHY? The fact is the very mention of Memorial Day brings to mind Memorial Day weekend: the celebratory weekend marking the beginning of the busy summer season. For some, it is better representative of the ending of yet another school year. For many, it is a long weekend with an extra day off from daily work routines.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Memorial Day Sale! Sale! Sale! It isn’t a bad thing to take advantage of the sales, especially taking into consideration our nation’s economy. However, should you take that advantage at any time during this weekend or on Monday be sure to notice whether an American flag is flying or if a sign is displayed in the window in honor and respect of our fallen soldiers. If one is not visible, I challenge you to ask WHY not?

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5 responses to “Awakenings: Memorial Day Weekend

  1. Teepee12 says:

    It’s good to remind people that the holiday really isn’t about getting a bargain. It’s about honoring those who have fought and died in the service of our country. Thanks for remembering!

    • catnipoflife says:

      What really aggravates me is the only mention of Memorial Day so far on TV is Sale! Sale! Sale! I bet I saw 15 Sears ads after I got home late last night and not one American flag! Well, maybe not that many, but you get my point 🙂 BTY In ICU waiting room playing the waiting game. No news from the latest procedure.

  2. Yes, Memorial Day, like Veterans’ Day, isn’t about cookouts and half-price sales. It’s about honoring those who have sacrificed so much, often for so little reward. That’s especially true here in the U.S. where our military fought 2 wars without much financial or emotional support and return home to an economy wrecked by spending on those same wars.

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