Most of us think of Memorial Day as the start of summer. Usually pools open for the season, boaters enjoy the water, the Indy 500 takes place and stores offer sales. However, the day has a much deeper meaning. Memorial Day was originally created as Decoration Day which was meant to honor the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. Since then the event has changed meanings and names, and is now called Memorial Day. Memorial Day is now a day dedicated to remembering the men and women who died while in service of the United States Armed Forces. Congress passed a law (PL 106-579) that on Memorial Day at 3pm your local time we are to honor a moment of silence to remember the soldiers that gave their lives protecting our country.
We live in a fast pace world were image is everything and the more you have the better you are. Our society has become very materialistic and if something breaks oh well, it can be replaced, right? Not that long ago in our history instead of throwing away items such as a broken clock, toaster, washer and dryer, or vacuum we would take them to the local repair shop.