MINT HILL, NC – A local Mint Hill home on Peggy Lane honors the fallen with a display of patriotism and respect toward those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.
Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May annually, honors the men and women who died while serving in the military. This solemn occasion gives us time to reflect on those American patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice defending and protecting a country they deeply loved.
The solemn day of remembrance know originally as Decoration Day started after the Civil War to honor both the Union and Confederate soldiers who lost their lives during the most horrific conflict in our nation’s history.
It’s a day to honor the sacrifices made by over one million heroes who died in all our nations wars since the American Revolution.
This sacrifice is painfully shared by the Gold Star families and close friends of these heroes. Most of us will not truly understand the depths of their despair unless we have personally experienced it.
What was in the hearts of these men and women is what truly matters. It is the devotion within that led them to sacrifice their lives. It’s difficult for us – the living – to equate ourselves with those who made such a sacrifice. The surviving loved ones do not need to look very far to find their heroes.
This property owner and patriot has captured the true meaning of Memorial Day. We should all join our neighbor as we remember and honor our heroes. Let’s use the day to count our blessings and stand proud as Americans.