Today is Memorial Day

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  1. ShovelHead84 macrumors member

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    i hope you all will remember that today in the United States is Memorial Day… it is a day to pay honor homage to those who have given their lives to keep us free…

    those of my generation and your's too owe our freedom to our ancestors who fought (and the young people that fight today) to preserve freedom and to leave a legacy of those freedoms to those who come after us…

    those who paid the ultimate sacrifice deserve our thanks and above all respect no matter what our individual attitudes or political leanings or ideology…

    FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what significance is todays date for Memorial day?
     
  4. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    The National Holiday Act of 1971 formally set the observance of Memorial Day as the last Monday in May, for the purpose of creating a 3-day weekend. Memorial Day is more properly observed on 30 May, the date designated by the creator of the day (can't recall his name offhand), to honor those who died during the Civil War. After World War I, Memorial Day became a day of rememberance for fallen American soldiers of any war.
     
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    I agree, Freedom isnt Free and we should thank all who have served through the years and never ever ask our guys to risk their life for made up wars like Bush's WMDs. Happy Memorial Day to all.
     
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    now i know squat about most US holidays, (thanksgiving is the most confusing - i just ask myself "why?"), but all this thread has given me is that damn song from Team America, stuck in my head.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry about your song, i never saw team America. Memorial day is a thank you to all that have served and died. Many many have sacrificed their lives through the years and they didnt do it for George's patriot act false Police state with no borders.. It was was for real freedom and real liberty something that escapes this President & Senate.
     
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    all i know is it is the first week in a very very long time that i get two days off from work in a row.

    and i start summer night class tomorrow
     
  9. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    here we go... I can totally see this thread getting moved to the political forum. :rolleyes:

    It's a good day to remember those that have fallen while protecting and serving our country and to focus on the freedom they have fought to protect. So with that... Happy Memorial Day!
     
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    Well put. Thank you for saying this.

    ...and thank you for your dedicated service to our wonderful country!
     
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    exactly right
     
  13. saunders45 macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, seriously, don't piss on the flowers......
     
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    <sigh>

    It seems Memorial Day is just a little too poignant these days...and some would probably consider it to bitter.

    Funny that most people just remember only that they don't have to work today.
     
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    It's also the first day of "summer," the day the pools open, the day to start wearing white (but only until Labor Day), and if you have time you can think about fallen soldiers.

    To echo others, it would be nice to not think about politics for the rest of the day.

    And Thanksgiving...why why? The historic purpose of the day is one that we should give thanks for the blessings in our lives. Like every other holiday, is has been bastardized by various commercial industries.
     
  17. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Whats the deal with the no white clothes after Labor Day?
     
  18. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    I don't know. I just remember watching some TV show or movie or something from the 80s/90s and people would talk about the poor girl who was obviously uncultured because she wore white after Labor Day. I think I remember Hilary Banks making the comment to some of her friends (that was good TV...) :)

    EDIT: According to Wikipedia, citing to the Ask Yahoo feature of Yahoo, "An old, and now largely ignored, custom prohibits the wearing of white after Labor Day. The explanations for this tradition range from the idea that white clothes are worse protection against cold weather and easily soiled in damp weather than colored clothes to the intention of the rule as a status symbol for new members of the middle class in the late 19th century and early 20th century."
     
  19. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Thanks, I thought it actually had some kind of meaning. Makes me want to wear white after LD. :D
     
  20. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Admit it... you saw it when you saw the chick flick "Never Been Kissed." That's the only movie/show where I've ever heard it.... :D
     
  21. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    I saw it on a commercial. I think it was a credit card commercial. Visa or Mastercard.
     
  22. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. :(

    But I do thank those service men and women who makes freedom possible in America. God bless them.
     
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    Do you take that same smarmy tone during Armistance Day? :mad:
     

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