Memorial Day. What it means to you.

The picture above is the true meaning of Memorial Day. Not the back yard barbecues, the relaxing day at the beach, or the day to congest the traffic because it’s the trendy thing to do.

Just remember there is a family somewhere this day is visiting a graveyard or looking at an empty seat in their living room or staring at a loved one’s picture in tears so that you can relax and forget all the unpleasant things you don’t want to do or think about. So that you do not have to think about the real gruesome things associated with this day.

Yes, this is morbid message because the price of freedom is not free. Someone, somewhere paid the ultimate price for your freedom. So for the sacrifice made from Saratoga to The Green Mountains, From Gettysburg to the  San Juan, from the Miracle of the Marne to Midway, Bugle and Normandy, from Seoul to Ia Drang, from Desert Storm to Fallujah, so please take a few minutes to say, “Thank you.”

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About unholypursuit

A. White is a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly who has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga," which should be finished this year. She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book came from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to Memorial Day. What it means to you.

  1. Jeanne says:

    Νicely written. I’m happy to see someone else remembered those who gave their lives so you will be able to sit on your seat and do not nothing for this date. I think it’s a dishonor to the families of these men and women who died how we have made this day not into a day of giving thanks for their service but commercialize it with picnics and barbecues and spending time at the beach. Without the least thought someone doesn’t have their relative so you can do all these things.

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