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Memorial Day 2021

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Memorial Day is the most expensive holiday of the year.

cemetery with flags on gravestones on memorial day, pine grove cemetery, lynn, United states

Every hot dog, every burger, every spin around the lake, drink with friends and family is a debt purchased by others.

This is not about all who’ve served…that day comes in the fall.

Today is in honor of those who paid in life and blood; whose moms never saw them again, whose dads wept in private, whose wives raised kids alone, and whose kids only remembered them from pictures.

This isn’t simply a day off. This is a day to remember – that others paid for every free breath you ever get to take. Freedom.

Attribution unknown. Photo courtesy Justin Casey via Unsplash

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