Special Memorial Day Tribute

Above photo: In remembrance of my dear Brother and protector, SGT Warren R. Card, USA – Rest in Peace, War.

Special thanks to our active duty, reserve, retired, and veterans of the Armed Forces on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day was initially proclaimed in 1868 by General John Logan and was also known as Decoration Day. President Lyndon B. Johnson recognized Memorial Day in May 1966.

If you’ve never served in the military, you should know that we were trained to support our Chain of Command all the way up to our Commander in Chief, the President of the United States. We may not have agreed with political issues, that wasn’t our calling…we followed orders.

Many of those who followed orders gave the ultimate sacrifice because they believed in their Country and did their best to fulfill their missions.

Although we no longer have a draft, young men and women are still enlisting to serve our country. They believe in making a difference and we owe it to them to provide support.

Even if you haven’t served, I believe patriotism is supporting our Country’s Leaders even if you don’t agree with certain situations.

So many of us get wrapped up in the fun activities of a long holiday weekend, that we lose the purpose of this special remembrance day.

Please take the time to teach your children that Memorial Day is more than picnics in the park.

Feel free to comment below or send me an email.

Wendy Card

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

2 thoughts on “Special Memorial Day Tribute

  1. Lisa in New Bern says:

    Thank you to my grandfathers, my dad, my uncles, my cousins, my friends and others who chose to serve. For the freedoms that I enjoy, I am grateful.

  2. Thanks for commenting, Lisa! We are very fortunate for our freedoms. Enjoy your Memorial Day.

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