“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
There’s an important difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. On Veteran’s Day we honor those who served in our U.S. military; on Memorial Day we commemorate those who died defending our country.
But we might lose sight of the sobering reason for Memorial Day while we enjoy our family picnics, plant our gardens, or shop the holiday sales. So, no matter what you’re doing with your long weekend, please pause to remember the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the countless privileges we enjoy today.
As novelist Cynthia Ozick wrote, “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” Our freedom is one of those things.