Correction: This editorial includes inaccurate information about the World War II Memorial in Veterans Memorial Park. The commemorative bricks are sold out.
On Memorial Day, many of us pay homage to loved ones we’ve lost to injury, illness and time, decorating their graves with spring flowers and visiting them in our memories. But the holiday’s reason for being is our nation’s war dead, making the somber occasion a precious annual opportunity to reflect on their service and honor their sacrifice.
Here are a few ways to show respect and gratitude on this important day and otherwise:
By showing support for local memorials and events that honor the fallen, we can keep their selflessness and sacrifice in defense of liberty at the forefront not only of our minds but also of our community.