Ever year for as long as I can remember, I've been part of the Sioux Center Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. Whether it was riding a decorated bike at a young age, marching with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in uniform, or performing with the men's quartet, the past 22 years have taught me a lot about what this day really means. But do we all truly understand the significance of this national holiday?
Veterans Day, which we observe on November 11, is a day in which we recognize the service of all veterans that were members of the US Armed Forces. National Wreaths Across America Day, which we participate in around mid-December, is a day in which we remember all service members who are now deceased, both in peace and war time. In addition, there are numerous organizations that bring honor to Veterans, more than my character count will allow but each are doing a service to those who served us. While all of these deal with honoring veterans, Memorial Day was set aside as a day in which we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice - their life for our freedoms and for those around the globe. To this day most of Europe is free, most of the Pacific is free, and thank God that America is free. This freedom came at a very high cost. We can never repay them for what they’ve done. All gave some, some gave all.
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