Civil War hero General John Logan fathered the movement to make Memorial Day a National Holiday. He left us with many traditions, but sadly some of these traditions are not practiced by all. The "Memorial" in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are beneficiaries of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember our ancestors, family members, loved ones, neighbors, and friends who have given the ultimate sacrifice. This year let us work to do the following:
Also, we may work with Veterans. Celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend with your friends and family, but also be grateful to those who served, and to those who never made it home.