• March 14Hundreds of El Mo students "lie in" for 17 minutes

  • March 14Renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking passes

  • March 11'Black Panther' surpasses $1 billion in global box office

  • February 4Eagles edge out Patriots to win Super Bowl LII

Frontline

Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

Memorial Day

A day dedicated to the lost, the missing, and those who made it back to tell their stories

Taken+at+Fairhaven+Memorial+Park+Mortuary+during+Memorial+Day+service.+
Back to Article
Back to Article

Memorial Day

Taken at Fairhaven Memorial Park Mortuary during Memorial Day service.

Taken at Fairhaven Memorial Park Mortuary during Memorial Day service.

Taken at Fairhaven Memorial Park Mortuary during Memorial Day service.

Taken at Fairhaven Memorial Park Mortuary during Memorial Day service.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Ilaise Tamotuu

Staff Writer

  Thousands and thousands of lives were lost in the fight for liberty starting from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Younger generations are grateful for Memorial Day for the wrong reasons. What many young people do not realize is that the reason for a three day weekend has nothing to do with getting a break, but commemorating the lives lost in pursuit of the liberties that we enjoy every day.

  Memorial Day was officially declared in 1971 but had been known beforehand as Decoration Day. It was made to be on the last Monday of May so that federal employees could have a three day weekend. But those in war do not get to rest and those that paid the ultimate price with their lives are forever resting in eternal peace.

  Although solemn in subject, it is our duty to them not to forget what their sacrifices were. Memorial Day should not be a meager day for the rest of society to relax but should be spent with the mindset and sense of patriotism that dwells on the thought of those who guarded and are guarding life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

  Memorial Day also shouldn’t be a one day holiday but should be represented throughout our daily lives, showing gratitude to those who made it back to tell the amazing and horrific encounters of war. Letting a veteran pass up in line, helping carry groceries, and even a thank you for your service is a sure way to carry the message of gratitude and gratefulness.

  Memorials and services commemorating the lives of those who fought for our country take place throughout the country and attending them is a sure way to remember and educate younger generations of the true reason why we have a day off from school. Keeping the memory of everyone who has served America is the least we, as a nation, can do to show our gratitude for the sacrifices many made.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
It's only fair to share...Print this page
Print
Share on Facebook
Facebook
Share on Google+
Google+
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Leave a Comment

Frontline intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. We do not allow anonymous comments, and require a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Memorial Day

    El Mo News

    Walking for the Cure with Girls League

  • Columns

    Social Media and the Presidential Image

  • Memorial Day

    Columns

    Silly Rabbit, Trick-or-Treating is For Kids

  • Memorial Day

    FrontlineFeed

    Cheering for the Cure

  • Memorial Day

    Showcase

    Cross Country Gets Their Feet Moving

  • Memorial Day

    Showcase

    Winning by 1 stroke

  • Music

    The Rise of K-Pop

  • Media&Arts

    Artist of the Month Interview

  • Feature

    Local Job Opportunity

  • Showcase

    Florida Mourns Another Shooting

Navigate Right
The student news site of El Modena High School
Memorial Day