Memorial Day is coming soon how will you observe the holiday? There are many reasons to recognize this important date, including the historical significance and the solidarity that the occasion evokes. Consider these ten good reasons to recognize and observe Memorial Day this year.
There are many important reasons to recognize and observe Memorial Day in May, including to honor the numerous sacrifices of those serving in the military. While this holiday is used to pay respects to those that have lost their lives, it is also a time to acknowledge those that may feel the effects of military service to this day. For some, something as simple as mobility aids like stairlifts and ramps can make a vast difference in everyday life.
Ten good reasons to recognize Memorial Day this year are:
The first good reason to recognize and observe Memorial Day is the historic relevance of this holiday. Originally, Memorial Day was called Decoration Day which was implemented after the Civil War in 1868. This was a day set aside to honor Union soldiers that died during the war. In 1866, a group of women began the practice of placing wreaths and flowers on the graves of soldiers that died which is still honored and observed today.
Another reason to celebrate and take time to observe Memorial Day is for remembrance. It is a day to remember those that died fighting for their country as well as the perfect time to thank a veteran for their service. We enjoy a life of freedom due to the sacrifices of others, and we should celebrate and honor those lives that were lost. Memorial Day is a good time to reflect on all that we have due to our military members, which is another reason to recognize the holiday.
Honor and pay respects to servicemen and women year-round, but another good reason to observe Memorial Day is for paying tribute to these heroic individuals. While many may choose this date to vacation, travel, or simply enjoy a day off from work, it is much more than that. Do something to honor those that fought for our freedom, as well as to pay respects to loved ones that have passed. Place wreaths, plant flowers, and use flags to adorn and show that you honor and remember their lives.
4. Service People
Pay tribute to the many military members currently serving in the US, estimated to be over 1.3 million service people. Show appreciation to the troops by honoring them and their predecessors on this holiday in May. Thank a serviceman or woman for their sacrifices so that we can enjoy freedom.
Another reason to observe Memorial Day is solidarity. This holiday brings people together and provides a common ground for Americans. It creates a sense of belonging and unity among those in this country, despite differences. It provides a chance to see that we are not so very different, after all.
Memorial Day is a time to celebrate! Remember, reflect, and celebrate the sacrifices made so that we can live the lives that we do in America. It is time to take a day off and honor those that have died before- and for being grateful for our way of life.
Memorial Day is the perfect time to appreciate and show gratitude for the freedoms that we all enjoy. America is the country where individuals can live their life and chase their dreams, which is why so many from far and wide aspire to come to this great country in their own pursuit of happiness.
8. The Past
By observing Memorial Day, you get to revisit the past. This is a time to reflect on those who have fought and died for this great country, making the ultimate sacrifice. Ignoring the past often means we are destined to relive it. Memorial Day serves as a reminder to all Americans.
9. The Future
Memorial Day helps to demonstrate the courage and perseverance that Americans have overcome in the face of challenges. This helps better prepare people for future obstacles and hardships that could come up. By recognizing the accomplishments and sacrifices of veterans, many may feel inspired and better able to face what their future may hold.
Honor the traditions of Memorial Day, like leaving wreaths, flowers, and flags at the gravesites of loved ones, and is an official day of remembrance for soldiers widely. This observance and rite is not exclusive to those that have served, however, it is a longstanding tradition and practice during this time in the month of May.
At Pacific Mobility, we want to pay tribute and honor all those in the military and armed forces widely this Memorial Day. Thank you for your service!
President, Husband, Father, Grandfather Graduate of UC Davis- Bio Sci Major- Go Aggies! Jeff has extensive experience in all of Pacific Mobility’s products and services, and specializes in accessibility products as well as stairlifts, ceiling lifts and custom wheel chairs. His hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, mountain biking, exercising and off road motorcycle riding.
24 years as Owner/President of Pacific Mobility Center – selling, installing, and servicing stairlifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts, pool lifts, handicap ramping, specialty wheelchairs, scooters, power wheel chairs, and other power mobility devices
Certified Environmental Access Consultant since 2008
Licensed General Contractor since 1998
Certified Aging in Place Specialist since 2016
Board Member for Home Access Professionals
Member of Association of Members of the Accessibility Equipment Industry (AEMA)