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May-26-2014 01:20printcomments

Memorial Day, Do At Least One Thing

Memorial Day is a day for giving thanks, and respect...

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A great-great niece remembers Richard Allen Groesbeck, USN Korea. Corvallis, OR. 2013 Photo by Bonnie King

(NEWBURGH, Indiana) - Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women who have died serving our country. This special day is not the only time we should remember them but the holiday underscores the importance of having a time to revere and respect people who are sacred to our country. They are our heroes who are buried across America. They left home to go to hostile places and laid down their lives for us.

Take a moment and visit the grave of someone who died representing us. When you go take just a few moments and give thanks for that person who will be one of many, many thousands who have made what we have in America possible.

We take America for granted. We enjoy so much freedom, opportunity and protection. We are so far from perfect but nothing in the world is perfect.

Today, America is still making dreams come true for men and women who want to sacrifice, work a little harder than the next guy and try again after failing more than once. We've all been knocked down a few times in life. Every time you get knocked down remember a soldier went down and never got a chance to get back up. The death of any one soldier might have been the very life sacrificed that gave you the second chance to try one more time.

Another way we can celebrate Memorial Day is to celebrate our serving soldiers and living Veterans.

I have two sons currently deployed serving in the Navy and the Army. I'm really proud of them. We should give thanks for all serving in our military, honor and pray for them. We should also stand by our Veterans. One of the ways we can honor our Veterans is to eliminate the majority of Veteran's hospitals. We should give all of them a National Medical card that would allow them to have access to medical care by any doctor or hospital in America.

There are a lot of things Americans do on Memorial Day weekend. We travel, grill out, go to the mall or gather with family. All of these are good. However, do at least one thing this Memorial Day weekend and that is remember, and give thanks for the soldiers who have made the travel, grilling out and family outings possible.

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Glenn Mollette is an American Columnist, Author of American Issues and nine other books. You can hear him on XM radio each Sunday night at 8EST on XM radio 131. Like his facebook page at www.facebook.com/glennmollette

Salem-News.com's Glenn Mollette is the author of American Issues and hundreds of other articles and books. A resident of Newburgh, Indiana, Glenn is a national columnist, author of ten books and hundreds of stories, articles and features. His most recent book is American Issues, Every American Has An Opinion.

Two books continue to be classics in Care giving and Nursing Home care.

These books are titled, "Silent Struggler, A Caregiver's Personal Story" and "Nursing Home Nightmares, America's Disgrace"

He is originally from Martin County, KY where Lyndon Johnson began his campaign on poverty. Hear him each Sunday night on XM radio 131 at 8 EST.

He has two sons in the military.

Contact him at gmollette@aol.com

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