Memorial Day means different things to everyone. For some it is merely the official kick-off of the summer season, while to others it is a solemn day of remembrance. Back in 1982 on this day, the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC was officially dedicated. As a Vietnam Veteran, I was very pleased and proud to see my fallen brethren finally honored. That was a difficult war for America and seeing that memorial for the first time gave me comfort that I had not felt since returning in 1973.
Memorial Day is a time to give thanks for the brave men and women who gave their lives in the cause of freedom. They died so that you and I could live our American Dream. The History Channel has a great video about how Memorial Day evolved. I recommend you take a few minutes and watch this Memorial Day video... and remember.