Remembering Real Heroes on this Memorial Day

keith-1Today we take time to pause and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that freedom and democracy may endure in America.

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Remembering Real Heroes This Memorial Day
By: Robert J. Enos, Esq. and D. Keith B. Dunnagan, Esq.

Let all reflect on this Memorial Day the very real sacrifices the men and women of our armed forces have made in defense of our nation. When you do so think of the fallen and the ultimate sacrifice they have made.

The first national Memorial Day, previously called “Decoration Day”, occurred in 1868. During that year, May 30 was set aside for decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the Civil War. The name of the holiday was eventually changed, and its scope slowly widened to include all wars. In 1971, it was moved to the last Monday in May. These days, Memorial Day is celebrated with cookouts and parades, but Americans are encouraged to observe a moment of silence at 3 p.m. This tradition was established in 2000 so people could “remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.”


One of our clients told me his older brother, a bright, funny young man had been killed during the Tet Offensive. It was a hard loss. At the time when his family grieved, the country was divided and appeared unsupportive of the troops sent to do the job. Our fallen deserve our deepest respect and sincere gratitude. Memorial Day is a reminder that freedom is never free. It is time to for reflection on the valiant sacrifices of those who put it all on the line for the rest of us.

By our solemn reflection we give some comfort to those families who are reminded every day that the loved one they saw that last time going to war did not die in vain. For those of us who have benefitted so much from the freedom fought and won by others we owe them our eternal thanks and gratitude.

So, on this Memorial Day, celebrate the freedom you enjoy and reflect on the sacrifices made by others so that we may enjoy this freedom.


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