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Memorial Day

By Staff | May 26, 2023

To the editor:

Memorial Day is observed every year. It was traditionally observed on May 30 but now observed on the last Monday in May.

This is the day when the entire nation pays tribute to its active military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the people of our now troubled and divided nation. It originally began as a day to recognize fallen Union Soldiers and it was expanded following World War I and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

It’s not about patriotism, it’s not about fireworks and celebrations — it’s a time of remembrance. It’s a time to pay tribute pause and reflect upon the reason behind our country’s greatness.

As you spend this three-day weekend — by the pool or the barbecue, at your place of worship or the cemetery, remember Memorial Day should not only be the day to start the summer season, but a day to count our blessings and remember those who served and died to protect our country and gave us the freedom to express our beliefs and feelings and made you safe, even for the entitled self-centered and ungrateful people of this nation.

Lou Walker

Cape Coral