This isn’t, nor should it be, just any day

(Editor’s Note: We’ve been asked by readers to republish this “Our View” on this special day, Memorial Day.)

Will you visit the burial place of your passed family members and friends today?

Will you take time to thank, remember or just think about the Americans who serve or have served our military, including those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice?

Will you truly observe Memorial Day today?

Too many of are too busy in today’s world.

Too many of us neglect the gravesites of our loved ones.

Too many of us take our military members and veterans for granted.

If you go to a cemetery on this day, flowers or some item of remembrance is appropriate.

Perhaps do a little weeding to clean up the grave.

Place an American flag for passed veterans.

Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May.

It honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, but to many, it also is a time to remember and honor passed family and friends.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

Many patriotic communities are holding celebrations today.

This should not just be another day.

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