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The final Monday in May in the United States of America is celebrated as Memorial Day. On this day, there are marathons of movies like Saving Private Ryan, families get together for cookouts, and many people get to sleep in as they don’t have to go to work. However, too many Americans have forgotten the reason behind this holiday. The phrase “freedom isn’t free” truly matches the real reason behind this holiday.
Today, we honor the men and women who had given their lives to protect our nation. On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat there are memes and cartoons reminding us of their sacrifice. Photos of children receiving the flag over their parents grave and spouse crying at their grave are all a grave reminder of why we have this day.
Freedom isn’t free because so many brave men and women never returned to America. The country they swore to protect and defend. The men and women who returned to be buried have every right to be honored on this day. Across America there are celebrations to honor them for their sacrifice. Unfortunately, too many people take this holiday for granted forgetting the reason we have rights other countries do no.