Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries
Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountains. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with kinfolk and others. There often is a religious service and a “dinner on the ground,” the traditional term for apotluck
meal in which people used to spread the dishes out on sheets or tablecloths on the grass. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the “memorial day” idea.“
Now, with the history portion out of the way, what does Memorial Day mean in 2014? It is still a day that we commemorate those who have given their lives for the liberties that we enjoy in the United States of America. How these people came to lose their lives is not he issue, but it’s a hot button for some people. No one joins the military to support war, they do that out of a sense of patriotism. Patriotism that used to be a very altruistic reason. For the love of our country, for the love of the American flag, pride in our country. Something that has sorely been distorted and lost in recent years. We should not lose the pride in our country because we have politicians that are crooked or cheating the system, or using the people. This should make us upset and want to change things, but don’t hate the country because of the people that have been elected to run it. What we need to do is change the people who are in office and that are making people unhappy and not following the will of the people. It’s time for us to stand united again and change things that need to be changed.
With that said, let’s not forget that the real reason for this particular three day weekend, and holiday is to commemorate and send love and admiration for the people who lost their lives supporting this country, serving their country, being patriotic. Connect with those loved ones, send them love.
Intuitively, I’ve been shown that the reason these people did what they did and serve their country is because they loved the country and believed in what they were doing. I’ve connected with many through the years of doing psychic medium readings, and often military will come through showing themselves in their dress uniform, and it is with pride that they show me that uniform. It’s something that in their lifetime they were very proud of, and should be. In other words, they did what they did for the right reasons. And we should celebrate their lives for the right reasons as well. None of us has to support war, but we should always support those willing to stand up for their beliefs and support our country.
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. Love and Light to each of you. If you’d like to connect with a loved one, set up a psychic medium reading, go to www.heavencallingearth.com, or email email@example.com.