Memorial Day and the American Flag


…to honor the memories of those in the United States military who have paid the ultimate price for the principles of liberty and freedom under which the United States of America was established.

Memorial Day and the American flag is how we recognize that someone’s son, daughter, husband, wife, father, mother, brother or sister died for their commitment to and respect for this country and its people – regardless of the color of their skin.

Airmen, Marines , Sailors, Soldiers and Coast Guardsmen have served with honor and dignity not seeking wealth, not seeking to sell the country’s resources to the highest bidder, not for their own self-aggrandizement, vainglory or popularity…

These servicemen and women served to protect and maintain God and country which made America Great!

These servicemen and women have honored the American flag because it’s the ultimate show of unity; it represents the American people – white,
black, red or yellow! “Greater Love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13

It’s disheartening to me when an American identifies herself by the color of her skin and not simply as American.  Now, if you’re not American, of course you’re going to identify yourself as something other than American.

It’s bad enough that race and ethnicity questions are everywhere; on loan applications, school applications, job applications, you get the picture.

Oh you say, that’s just to make sure that no one gets discriminated! I say hogwash, but that’s an entirely separate issue which is not the subject matter of this particular blog!

On May 27, 1971, in a speech designating the last Monday of the month of May as Memorial Day, former President Richard Nixon, stated:

“We cannot dismiss with easy platitudes the debt which the deaths of our countrymen lays upon us. And while the declaration of noble sentiments, the placing of flowers and the shedding of tears of remembrance can pay deserved tribute to their sacrifices, these by themselves cannot redeem those sacrifices. So let us bear witness to the plain truth that we can only insure that our soldiers and sailors and marines and airmen have not died in vain by resolving, as citizens of the land for which they died, that we shall not ourselves live in vain.” [emphasis added]


We honor our fallen heroes when we recognize that true freedom of speech is the right to agree to disagree or dissent, without tearing down or destroying the country and ultimately one another.

Let’s honor the memories of our fallen heroes by allowing for the peaceful transition of power without obstruction without delay.

Those who have unselfishly given their life for our country have left behind parents, children, wives, family. We honor these heroes memories. And, we also honor their families, we feel their pain for the loss of their loved one.

We say thank you to the families.

We pray for the eternal rest and peace of all of our fallen military men and women, they are true heroes!

As President Nixon said, we should not “…live in vain.”

It is up to us who remain to take care of our veterans, our military, our country, our homeless, our unemployed, our seniors, our infirmed first because if we don’t, no one else is going to, and if we can’t take care of ourselves, how can we possibly help those in other countries?

We honor and thank all those on active duty in the U.S. military and our veterans…God Bless You All!

Let’s be thankful for calling the USA our home and as President Donald Trump says, let’s make America great again!!

May 28, 2018, is Memorial Day when we fly our flag half-staff all day.

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14 thoughts on “Memorial Day and the American Flag

  1. It’s one thing to disagree with war and it’s another to shun and throw things at the soldiers who are just doing there jobs and protecting the country. I heard this story from multiple veterans of the Vietnam War and it is shame that it ever happen, but I’ll just count it toward an individual’s ignorance. Thanks for the Patriotic words Christie.

    • Thank you for your comment KB, and I absolutely agree with you…to disagree with war is one thing, but to condemn and abuse our military men and women is reprehensible.

  2. I brought this to some of my friends in the barracks here and it ignited an hour long debate on race divides in America. Very good read. There is no racism or discrimination here because we’re all at the bottom ranks. We’re all equally stuck in the same position. It’s something I’ve never experienced in the civilian world. Everybody cares for each other because we’re all we got out here.

    • Thank you SSR for your service…in the military there is and there has to be a brotherhood of arms, something closer than what you would find in the civilian world…it is true teamwork and you don’t leave anyone behind, one’s survival depends on another, so you learn to respect each other and care for each other, a brotherhood!

  3. Your post resonates with me as I am a US Marine Corps veteran as well as a Navy Reserve veteran having served in both services throughout the 80’s and 90’s. I am proud of my service but agree with a lot of what you said in your article. We have a long way to go before we as a nation will come together as one and I would only hope it may happen in my lifetime but I won’t be holding my breath. Well written and uplifting. Thank you.

    • Thank you for your service David…

      My article is intended to honor our fallen heroes and veterans such as yourself… my heroes!

      May those who have sacrificed it all rest in eternal peace and salvation…and may God Almighty abundantly bless our veterans and our active duty personnel!

  4. Dear Admin!

    You are a wonderful American Patriot and you write with eloquence and truth!

    As a Canadian, we tend to keep quiet about our country and our achievements but we love being your neighbours to the North (in my humble opinion!

    • We are humbled by your goodwill expression towards our website and our country. And the feeling is mutual as we love our Canadian friends and neighbors!

      We truly appreciate you stopping by our site long enough to give us your treasured opinion. We strive to provide quality content that encourages and stimulates freedom of speech.

      With our deepest gratitude we thank you for your comment!

  5. Wow. Such inspiring and heartfelt words. It’s very refreshing to see someone who is still in love with our country and what it stands for and has a deep respect for the men and women who died protecting and preserving that legacy.

    Our current divisive social mess is ever widening. I keep hoping that somehow, someway we can come together in true unity…as ONE nation. To do that, perhaps we need to stop looking forward and look at where we’ve come from and what made this country so great, to begin with. We might actually learn a thing or two.

    May every man and woman who has sacrificed it all to give us the freedom that we are taking for granted be truly honored on this Memorial Day.

    • We cannot and shall not relinquish our freedom of speech bought with the precious blood of our honorable men and women in the military. So we honor our fallen military heroes today and everyday when we honor God and country!

      Thank you for your opinion…we value your opinion!

  6. Hey,

    Amazing post.

    I am from the UK but I can totally relate as I have friends who served in our armed forces and a couple of them never came back.

    It is very important that we honour the friends and family who served our countries and fought to keep us free.

    Thanks for sharing,


    • Yes Tom and in the U.K., Memorial Day style observances are held on Remembrance Day…on the Sunday nearest to November 11 and Remembrance poppies are worn to memorialize fallen British heroes/soldiers.

      Thanks for the comment.

  7. As I read this post, I felt like getting up out of this wheelchair, placing my hand over my heart and saluting. I totally agree with the words in this blog post. Thank you for expressing this so perfectly. – shirley

    • Shirley, thank you so much for commenting on this post…and I am absolutely thrilled that it resonated with you!

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