Memorial Day: Take Time to Remember


On Memorial Day we set aside time as a nation to remember those who fell in service to our country.

“We will never forget,” we say, and yet for almost every day of the year the truth is that we get caught up in the mundane details of our lives and we do too easily forget.

Remembering and honoring require purposeful action. And that’s what Memorial Day is for. It’s for stepping back, acknowledging the sacrifice and honoring the lost.

While you enjoy your day with your family take some time to remember those who died so that we may be free.

On Memorial Day -- and every day -- we remember.

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Amy Bushatz
Amy is the editor in chief of’s spouse and family blog A journalist by trade, Amy also covers spouse and family news for where she is the managing editor of spouse and family content. An Army wife and mother of two, Amy has been featured as a subject matter expert on, NPR, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC and BBC as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Follow her on twitter @amybushatz.
  • Joe

    Can we stop being so preachy? Really? When someone wishes you happy memorial day, the correct response is ‘thank you’. Then enjoy the BBQ. Don’t attempt to bring others into a state of depression.