Monday, May 25, 2015

In Honor of our BRAVE Men and Women of the Armed Forces

As we end our long four day weekend we need to make sure we reflect on the reason we had time off. Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces.  The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.

Remember Them: Helping Their Sacrifice Live On

On Thursday of last week, Math teacher, Jeff Macloud conducted a lesson on Memorial Day with his students. Here are a a few reflections from some of our very own FHS students on what Memorial Day is and what it means to them.

"Memorial Day, to me, is a day of solemn remembrance of not only our country's history, but our history as humans. From the peak of the first industrial revolution to the day man utilized fire, human civilization has grown and diversified in countless ways that one can never truly comprehend. The American Civil War is only one of countless conflicts that permeate our history, and to remember it alone does not do history justice. We'd remember WWI, WWII, The Thirty Years' War, and so on. Conflict is ever­ present and it is near impossible to consolidate a single day for a single tragic war."

"Memorial Day to me is the day that we honor many of the soldiers that have fallen. It is a day we visit graves of family members and friends who have passed. It is also a day I visit my grandpa to appreciate that he is still with us. Every year on Memorial Day I go to his house and watch the parades. Over all Memorial Day is the day to appreciate the fallen soldiers the active members and the veterans."

"Memorial Day is a national holiday where Americans gather around to celebrate and honor the men and women that lost their lives fighting for our country . To me Memorial Day means to get together with my family and honor the men and woman that have died in the service. Our family usually gets together and have a barbecue or when it's a nice warm day , we go to the lake or beach. My uncle Noel served in the military as a military police . He's still alive but we still give him thanks for what he has done for this country . I give thanks to all that have done great things for this country ."

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