Memorial Day in the U.S. marks the beginning of summer. Lots of people take the day off and barbecue and have backyard parties.
But Memorial Day is actually rather a somber holiday. We are also honoring those who gave their lives for the lifestyle we currently have.
One of the biggest faults humans have is that they take things for granted. And when you do that, you risk losing the best of what you have — and what those who came before fought to keep.
The truth is all humans need to fight to hold onto what they hold dear. Some made the ultimate sacrifice. But you also need to honor those brave ones by fighting here at home. That does not mean fighting with fists or weapons, though. It means fighting by voting for what you believe is right, and working to make changes locally, if you see things that need to be corrected. That is what humans have to do hold onto their freedoms. They’re not like cats, who are born free. If humans don’t work for their freedoms, they lose them.
Everybody needs a day off now and then, so enjoy the day. But don’t take it for granted either.