The American Dilemma and How We Can Fix It

ON MEMORIAL DAY

Sometimes we forget the real meaning of the holidays that we celebrate.

Memorial Day, while it may be a time for barbecuing and getting together with friends and families, is the day we have set aside to commemorate and remember all those Americans who have fallen in battle in all the wars in which this nation has been engaged.

It is a time where each of us who have benefited from their sacrifice should take at least a moment to acknowledge their lives and their deaths.

I can think of no more evocative piece of music that captures that sacrifice than Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.”  I hope you enjoy listening to it.

http://youtu.be/cr6CnG5dmvM

Have a wonderful Memorial Day.

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Comments on: "ON MEMORIAL DAY" (5)

  1. Amen, and thank you for the link.

  2. I’ve been following a series on the second world war this past month. Thousands gave their lives so we could enjoy the measure of freedom we have in the western world today. We need to make sure we don’t devalue their sacrifice by surrending freedoms we have that they gave their lives for.

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