Letters to the Editor

Remember those who gave all for America on Memorial Day

Remember those who gave all for America.

Memorial Day is today, and there are a number of Memorial Day services across Manatee County. Please attend one.

On that day, we raise all flags to the top, then bring each of them to half staff until noon. During those special services, we will pause to remember the thousands upon thousands of Americans who died all over the world so that we might have the freedom that we enjoy. Without their gift to us, there would be no America.

Many Americans will take time on this day to visit the graves of our lost men and women. Many Americans will wear poppies on this day as a special reminder of those who gave their lives in World War I. They never asked for very much, so the very least we can do is to come together to remember them on this very special day. Please join us.

Only a few days after Memorial Day is Flag Day on June 14. Schools will be out for the summer and so there are few discussions of our flag. How did it come to be? What does it represent? Those men and women referred to on Memorial Day who gave their lives, did so for our flag. Read a story about our flag and discuss it with a group of friends.

If you are an American, then this is your flag. Honor it in all ways possible.

Len Sirotzki