Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day lost it's meaning?

   I always thought Memorial Day was a time to honor and remember the men and women who have died to protect our country. This no longer seems to be true for most people. Memorial Day has now turned into a reason for people to have a long weekend. For the majority of the population it is not spent visiting a cemetery and gracing these fallen heros with a gesture of flowers. In fact we now honor them by sleeping in late and sponging as much food and alcohol as we possibly can.
   So how did it get this way? It's simple, we're a selfish society, with a short attention span for importance. Sure  briefly after any war this holiday has meaning and then soon after our dementia kicks in. We only have ourselves to blame...we just don't care about anyone else but ourselves.
  There is only one way to solve this problem. Switch the day it lays on. Eliminate the opportunity for our memory to slack off. Place it in the middle of the week, this way people are forced to acknowledge the meaning without only thinking of partying. To bad this will never happen, consumers spend way to much money being gluttons on memorial weekend. In the end...money will always topple memory.


Anonymous said...

Who do you know that fought in WWI or WWII, punk!


Steven said...

My grandfather and great uncle fought in WW2, but way to vent.