I’m unhappy with what Memorial Day has become. I hate seeing Memorial Day sales. I hate it when I hear people say, “Happy Memorial Day.” Happy Memorial Day? What is happy about remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. And I hate it when people forget what this day is all about.
You would think Memorial Day would have special meaning in the United States since more than 6,000 troops have died since that fateful day on September 11, 2001. Maybe they confuse it with Veteran’s Day. I don’t know. Whatever the story is, I wish more American’s remembered Memorial Day for what it truly is.
So on this Memorial Day I will not wish you a happy Memorial Day. I will not go to the mall and indulge myself in a Memorial Day sale. And I will not forget what Memorial Day means to me and should mean to millions of other Americans.