Memorial Day was created after the Civil War to commemorate those Union soldiers who died while in the South, far from their homes and unable to have individual funeral ceremonies.
Now it is a day to honor all American soldiers who have died while protecting our freedom.
Memorial Day is not another excuse for a holiday sale. It's a time to get together with loved ones and cherish the fact that this is the USA, where we don't institutionalize hate or discrimination. This is the USA. Even though we aren't perfect, there is no other country where I would rather live.
"All gave some; some gave all."