Memorial Day celebrations are not merely smiles and flowers. Indeed, they are about patriotism and sacrifice. While we slept calmly in our warm beds during the cold, snowy nights, our soldiers were cautiously sitting on the hills, listening to the tiny voices in the surroundings. How lucky are we to now be able to sleep safely thanks to them? It is our duty to remember them and the service they gave to their country so that our lives could be what they are today. There are many ways to celebrate this day, from a big get together with family and friends to something as simple as hoisting the national flag and remembering these brave soldiers. For the latter, all you need to get your hands on is a flag or two and some flag poles for sale in order to be able to display your patriotism and show your support
They live with us, they live within us!
Not those who left us have merely left the world. They lived for humanity and shed their lives for our community. Wishing and remembering them on this prestigious day will make those souls ponder with pride and joy. Their words and deeds echoes in the air and how can we stop ourselves from playing and wishing them? When the breeze carries those enthralling memories, the only thing we can do is to wish with the whole heart. Remembering the words,
And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast,
And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth…
But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for,
Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
~Thomas Dunn English
A day to be grateful is a day lived worthy
What will happen when you aspire to be a soldier and you could not make it up? Yes, almost half of us will have the dream of becoming a hero and saving dozens of life. But fate may have redirected us to another way. Still, the blood of a patriot will be running through our veins and we have to use that spirit for a good cause. Yes, wishing them the most beautiful day is another way of showing the spirit of patriotism.
- You can express the gratefulness toward those honourable lives by
- Posting some short but meaningful wishes in the Facebook to help others remind about the importance of the day
- You can post short sayings on the Facebook that will make everyone feel proud about those brave lives
- You can forward some patriotic wished to your Whatsapp groups to remind them about the importance of the day
- You can share small tweets that will reflect the love and thankfulness toward those who left us in war
Patriotism is in our blood, not just in words
The love for the nation is not just paying taxes, its remembering the good people who made our country to this glory. Patriotism is the gratefulness towards the soldiers who saved us from huge threats. Patriotism is the memories of those wars that made our country like this. Patriotism is gratefulness and remembrance.
Deeds matter, so as words
When you express your patriotism with some sweet words, then it will be one of the most grateful social activities you will be doing. A nice quite with a bunch of flowers will make the day of a soldier’s family. Then why should you wait? Go grateful with the awesome quotes like
On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! ~Thomas William Parsons
Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. ~Daniel Webster
With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism? ~Henry Ward Beecher
Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells
A nobler history than pillared piles,
Or the eternal pyramids.
~James Gates Percival
Is’t death to fall for Freedom’s right?
He’s dead alone who lacks her light!
Flowers may wish them peace, but words express more
You can have a bunch of flowers for those who left us in war. You can visit them and can pray for them. But does that express the love in your heart? Expression needs a bit of word too! Some small sweet and short words that express the love and gratitude of you and your generations to those who served us with full heart!
- Appreciate those great hearts with some words and some more pride
- Accept those love and sacrifices by extending good words and wishes to them, their family and their deeds
- Honour those sacred lives by spending some minutes for them, post a few words on them and their honourable services
Respect them, with whole heart
You don’t have to search around for those set respectable words now. It’s here with us. Please use those respected words to those brave people and let the world remember them again and again. You can use few of these wishes below
Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom.
“Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.”
“Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.”
Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.
Be proud, Be brave
When your family is celebrating the birthdays and anniversaries with bunches of flowers and sweets, there are a few of them who shed tears in the absence of their loved one. When the majority of the people die from living for the family and when a minor portion shed their life for love for a spouse, here we have a lot of them who left their family, life and all comforts to save the world, to save us. Respecting them is a pride, a feeling, and an honour.