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Memorial Day - A letter
By Richard Lee King   
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Last edited: Saturday, June 04, 2011
Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2011

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Memorial Day was set aside to honor our departed military heros... Not firemen, not policemen, not anyone who hasn't departed while wearing or since wearing a military uniform.


June 1, 2011
To all concerned:
These past few days there have been several times when I have taken exception to comments by some of my fellow Denmates.  Generally, I’m not that kind of a guy. “To each his own” or “Live and let live.”   Those are a couple of staples I have lived by.  However, Memorial Day is a day set aside specifically to honor our departed warriors.  It gets my dander up when people mess with that.  We have two days a year when it’s designated that we do something to honor our military.  Memorial Day is for those who are no longer with us and Veterans Day is to honor all those who have served, or are now serving.  That’s military service.  Not being a policeman or a fireman, or any other type of serving, but a veteran of our military.
I’m not saying that our policemen and firemen don’t deserve being honored for what they do, but they get paid handsomely to do it, far more than our military personnel.  Besides that, they can walk away at any time…  Not so for our military.  I’m sure we have a lot of policemen and firemen who do it because they felt a “calling” to do so, but many of them are power drunk by the wearing of that uniform and the respect that we afford to it.  I’ve experienced that phenomenon personally, many times, I know of its existence.   Many others are in it for the money and the pension plan and other benefits that we taxpayers are so generous with.  Again, not so for our military personnel.
My only point has been that Memorial Day is a day set aside for a specific reason.  Please don’t try to make it into something that it’s not.  Please don’t degrade those who have paid the ultimate price to preserve our freedom, by trying to turn their day into a day to honor those who have not earned it.
Best Regards,
Richard Lee King

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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/5/2011
I agree that Memorial Day should be a day to honor and remember those who gave their all, for all of us, while wearing that uniform.

But I wouldn't mind also seeing a day set aside to honor our First Responders - police officers, fire fighters, and paramedics, who quite often also give everything they have, in the service of others.
Reviewed by Joy Hale 6/4/2011
I agree with you whole heartedly, you and I are in sync with our feelings re: our military men and women. I wish more people would speak up for them. As an ex military wife, my heart will always be aligned with the men and women who fight to keep those at home free.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 6/4/2011
I am in total agreement. Any one with doubts can 'google' Memorial Day. It has been set aside to honor those who died in our nation's service. I am a staunch supporter of our service men/women and those who gave the ultimate price, their life, for their country.


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