EC Blog – Unknown author.
Today is the most expensive holiday on the calendar. Every hot dog, every burger, every spin around the lake, or drink with friends and family…is a debt…purchased by others. This is not about who has served – that day comes in the fall. This one is in honor of those who paid in life and blood, whose moms never saw them again, whose dads wept in private, whose wives raised kids alone, and whose kids only remembered them from pictures.
This isn’t simply a day off – this is a day to remember that others paid for every free breath we ever get to take. Freedom.
While the author of this very true sentiment above is unknown, the meaning hits home today, Memorial Day. As in the words of Tamra Bolton of Parade magazine:
“This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home. This is not Veterans Day, it’s not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom.”