This day has always meant different things to different people ranging from remembering those who served in our Armed Forces to the symbol of the start of the summer season and a long three-day weekend.
I could handle those opposing thoughts, but now it seems it has also taken on a political meaning, and the flag is only flown by individuals who follow certain political beliefs.
Politics over the past several years has left me mentally exhausted. I choose normally to not partake in political conversations, but I’m making this one exception.
This flag does not belong to one particular political party or point of view. It belongs to us – we the people.
The flag flies at my home on Memorial Day because I remember and honor my husband, his brothers, my uncles, our friends, and every member of your family who left the comfort of their home to serve in our Armed Forces.
In my opinion, Memorial Day is all about one simple thing – remembering those who sacrificed on our behalf. 🇺🇸
Memorial Day 2020 has taken on additional meaning because of all the front line and essential workers who have sacrificed on our behalf during this invisible war against Covid-19. Thank you to each and every one of you who have worked through this crisis as most of us have sheltered safely in place.
Stay well this week, friends.