A Memorial Day Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes – Never Forget the TRUE Meaning of Memorial Day


Sometime back I received in the name of our country the bodies of four Marines, who had died while on active duty. I said then, that there is a special sadness that accompanies the death of serviceman. For were never, quite good enough to it. Not really, we can’t be, because what they gave us is beyond our powers to repay. So when a serviceman dies, it’s a tear in the fabric, a break in the whole and all we can do is remember. It is in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country. In defense of us. In wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the founding fathers grave and gray-haired. But most of them were boys when they died and they gave up two lives. The one they were living, and, the one they would have lived. When they died they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for our country, for us. All we can do is remember. There’s always someone who is remembering for us. No matter what time of year it is or what time of day. There are always people who come to this cemetery leave a flag, or a flower, or a little rock on the headstone. They stop, bow their heads and communicate what they wish. They say hello Johnny! Hello Bob! We still think of you. You’re still with us. We never got over you. And, we pray for you still and we’ll see you again We all meet again!

68 thoughts on “A Memorial Day Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes – Never Forget the TRUE Meaning of Memorial Day

  1. Nicely done video. Happy Memorial Day ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  2. This is beautiful guysโค๏ธ Happy Memorial Day ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ!! Have a. Great day!!!

  3. Really nice tribute! I think a lot of people forget what memorial day is really about, there is more to it than bbqs!

  4. This is a very touching tribute! ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ Very respectful of the reason behind our long weekend (itโ€™s not just about BBQs!!)

  5. Thank you for doing this as a parent with 2 kids in the military I say thank you for remembering their fellow brothers and sisters that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this nation.

  6. Such a touching video. Nice to see people respect and remember why we celebrate Memorial Day. Thanks to all those that have lost their lives protecting us. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  7. Happy memorial day to all our america friends god bless the men and women that fought for you country.awesome video.

  8. This was very moving…I salute and thank ALL that have served and currently serving!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  9. This is a very touching and emotional tribute. I love the speech over the music and well everything. Thank you

  10. "The one they were living, and the one they would have lived". No one ever really thinks about that.

  11. I loved this!! This was a great tribute for all the men and women who have given their lives for us! They are the reason we are able to cook out and go to the pool! Thank you!! We all need to remember the true reason for Memorial Day!

  12. Hello new friend here. This is very touching. Great tribute. Hope we stay connected my friend

  13. Hey my friends, Nice to see you on #IAmACreator today. Your videos are awesome. Cheers your friend CM

  14. This was so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us! I came over from #iamacreator to support you! TFS! ~ Nona #iamacreator

  15. What an awesome video! And putting Reagan's voice in there was genius. His speeches were always so moving. Enjoyed watching.

  16. This is beautiful and the music โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ thanks for sharing this. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ very touching!

  17. Thank YOU for putting this together. It really touched my heart… I can't imagine losing a loved one or even making the decision to risk the sacrifice of my life for my country… Each and every one of them were heroes!

  18. This still hits me every time I hear it, I know it hits everyone. As I get older it hits me harder every time. I served in the Navy for 20 years retiring in 2011. I continue to serve in the American Legion. Every Memorial Day and Veterans Day I head up a group of fellow Legionnaires and civilian folks from the community planting flags at the Bentonville Cemetery where there are currently about 800 veterans buried. May we never forget! HOOYAH!

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