Thursday, May 25, 2023

Honoring The Sacrifice - Memorial Day

This weekend we will celebrate Memorial Day, formerly Decoration Day, in the United States. This holiday (last Monday in May) honors those who have died in the nation's wars. It originated during the American Civil War when citizens placed flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle. More than a half dozen places have claimed to be the birthplace of the holiday.  (this from article at

I've posted Memorial Day articles often in past years. Open this link and scroll through these. 

For the past few years democracy in America and the world has come under growing attacks from those who would restrict the freedom of many to serve their own self-interests and bigotry. 

In one section of the Tutor/Mentor library I post links to articles about progressive issues and political reform.  One of my Twitter lists includes more than 200 activists who post information daily showing the problems and pointing to solutions. 

As you approach this weekend, and others throughout the year, consider the role you can take, which I visualize in this graphic.

The large circle on the right side of the graphic represents the links I point to in my blog articles,  and from my library, and my social media posts.  

If you read some of these articles, you become more informed.  If you share these with people in your personal, professional and social networks, you encourage others to get more informed.  And as more people understand the issues and ways they can become involved, more will join the battlefield of former warriors who have given their lives to preserve freedom and democracy.

Never forget. We are creating a future for our own children as well as for those we serve in organized youth tutor, mentor and learning programs.

Honor those who gave their lives by what you do to preserve our freedoms into the future. 

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