Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial Day, while originally intended to honor the fallen Union Soldiers from the American Civil War, became more notably a day to commemorate all fallen soldiers serving in the United States Armed Services. We honor those we have lost, have barbecues to commemorate them, and generally take pause to reflect upon what their collective sacrifice means to all of us.

More recently still, this holiday has come to symbolize a day where we embark on more personal expressions of memory about those departed loved ones who we dearly miss. For over a year, however, we have faced the Coronavirus global pandemic together, and it is hard to articulate the extent to which it continues to devastate the world. Today I reflect upon all of these souls who have lost, and continue to lose, their lives to this devastating disease. I give profound thanks to the doctors and nurses who bravely care for those infected, and all of the essential workers who, often through great personal sacrifice, work to keep us safe.

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