Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died to preserve liberty

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  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    May 30, 2012 8:21 a.m.

    I tried remembering and honoring those who died "to preserve liberty", but had trouble distinguishing them from the ones who died "to achieve political, partisan objectives", or the ones who died "to accomplish economic agendas" for politicians.

    So I decided Memorial Day should be for honoring and remembering all those who have died.

    It is too hard to tell whether or not they died for a noble cause.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    May 28, 2012 4:30 a.m.

    Don't want to pop peoples bubbles but the real Memorial Day celebration as listed by its creation as a holiday is to remember All of those who have died, not just those serving in the military or public servants in police and fire departments or Mayors wives.

    Memorial day is a day to remember the pioneers and believers in the United States and its rights, liberties, and freedoms. Those who have died so that others may continue the progress of this nation to its full united unity as a nation of one culture, the american culture. It's a day we remember and thank our ancestors for their sacrifices to get us where we are and keep us here. These are the people we celebrate on this day of mourning, our great, great, great, grandparents right down to our mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, and sisters who also sacrificed their lives as a free people. Remember Americans that die by accident, illness, or civil disorder and their sacrifices as well.

    Veterans Day is the holyday set aside for war veterans, and those serving this country as our military as agents and assasins for dominance for political world power.

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    May 27, 2012 10:24 p.m.

    I certainly agree with you, UtahBlueDevil. These men/women's lives have been forever altered. They are great heroes and deserve our respect and our help.

    Were you aware that a commenter on msnbc has stated that he is uncomfortable with the word hero. After all there has to be some neutral word for them, just because they went to war and died, that doesn't make them heroes. Imagine this on Memorial Day weekend!

    I stongly disagree and I know where this kind of thinking comes from.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 27, 2012 6:58 p.m.

    I think we need to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, that is absolutely a must, but we should also remember those whose lives were forever changed because the the sacrifices they made on the battlefield. Through today's medicine, many survive that would not have before. And yet these are left still with disabilities and scares that will stay with them, and their families lives for years to come. We cannot forget these people who will not or did not, or can not return to the lives they left behind when they answered the call to serve.