Memorial Day – It’s Not Just a Day Off

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. If you are off today, I certainly hope you take time to say a prayer for a soldier who died protecting your freedom to enjoy your day off.

If you have never witnessed the Flags In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, please take a moment to do so now. The Flags In ceremony is performed to commemorate and honor U.S. military personnel ahead of Memorial Day weekend and has been conducted annually since 1948.

This is a photo of my Great Uncle Earnest Pearson. He died December 15, 1918 while serving as Private in Company I, 360th Infantry stationed in France during World War I.

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I salute my Great Uncle Earnest Pearson for his ultimate sacrifice protecting my freedom.

While you enjoy your day off, and Memorial Day sales, please take a moment to remember the fallen soldiers.

Thanks for stopping by, y’all come back now.

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3 responses to “Memorial Day – It’s Not Just a Day Off

  1. Thank you for taking the time to point out what today is really all about. I have visited Arlington Cemetery but had never seen this ceremony so thank you for the link.

  2. I day to remember.

  3. A beautiful tribute, Jerry. Love that video. It’s wonderful that you have that photo of your uncle. Have a great week! 🙂

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