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US-FlagGrilling, pool parties and retail discounts.  I’m talking about Memorial Day!

This coming Monday is a day to remember and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

So as you cue-up your music playlist for a ride on this holiday and/or prep the BBQ’s to spend time with family and friends, it’s important that we take a moment to pause and remember our fallen heroes.

If you’re looking for Oregon Memorial Day events to participate in then visit HERE.

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The brass marker on the deck of the USS Missouri marking the spot of the signing of the surrender of Japan that ended WWII

The brass marker on the deck of the USS Missouri marking the spot of the signing of the surrender of Japan that ended WWII

Monday is Memorial Day, a day we remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day of rememberance for those who have died in our nation’s service. It was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on Union and Confederate Soldiers graves in Arlington National Cemetery. Ever since, Americans have set aside a day in May to observe Memorial Day and pay tribute and honor those who died in defense of our nation.

For many of us it’s a holiday and in between the BBQ’s and spending time with family and friends, it’s important that we take a moment to pause and remember our fallen heroes.

Photo taken by author on the USS Missouri.

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I caught a quick blurb of Dennis Miller (comedian) the other night about a petition to establish a National Remembrance Flag.  This was my first introduction to the concept and decided to check it out.

The origin of this idea and petition is based on George Anthony Lutz II  (Tony) who was killed on patrol inside Fallujah, Iraq. His family and friends endured the loss and after their grief had transitioned to acceptance the family like so many other families wanted to know two things: their sacrifice was not in vain and the nation would never forget.  This has led to a quest to promote a universally recognized symbol that acknowledges the American servicemen and servicewomen who never made it home — Remembrance.

In the nation’s history there has never been an officially recognized symbol that reminds us daily of the sacrifices made by members of our military and the lives lost in service to our country.  They have proposed a Honor and Remember Flag as a national emblem for that purpose.

It seems like a good cause in support of our Vets and I wanted to pass it along.  If you’re interested in supporting the initiative the site has a lot of information about the petition.

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