Best 9 ways to observe Memorial Day 2019

The “Memorial” in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are beneficiaries of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our friends who have given the ultimate sacrifice:

Best ways to observe Memorial Day

  • By visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
  • By flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
  • By flying the ‘POW/MIA Flag’ as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act).
  • By participating in a “National moment of Remembrance” “: at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played.
  • By renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.
  • By adorning the graves of the soldiers with flags or flowers.
  • By visiting cemeteries and memorials.
  • You may support the efforts to restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day back to May 30th.
  • Offering thanks to the veterans and appreciating the ultimate sacrifices of the soldiers to the bereaved families personally may help too.

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Famous Memorial Day Quotes

Memorial Day, the federal U.S. holiday that takes place every year on the last Monday of May, is just another excuse for a three-day weekend. It’s also known as the day that marks the official start of summer and as a day devoted to getting great deals at the mall. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day goes far beyond barbecues and mattress sales. Here we have best Memorial Day quotes and sayings to keep the spirit of freedom alive.

Famous Memorial Day Quotes 2019

 

  • My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
    John F. Kennedy

 

  • Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
    Mark Twain

 

  • Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
    George Washington

 

  • Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
    Robin Hayes

 

  • I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
    James A. Baldwin

 

  • These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.
    Michael N. Castle

 

  • As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.
    John M. McHugh

 

  • A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
    George William Curtis

 

  • I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
    Nathan Hale

 

  • Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
    James Bryce

 

  • There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
    William J. Clinton

 

  • True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.
    Robert Reich

 

  • I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
    Bob Riley

 

  • On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
    Alexander Henry

 

  • Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.
    Philip James Bailey

 

  • Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.
    Frank Knox

 

  • The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
    Herbert Croly

 

  • There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.
    Robert Charles Winthrop

1983 Memorial Day Message by Ronald Reagan

Following is the observance message by Ronald Reagan on the occasion of Memorial Day, 26 May 1983. He was the XL President of the United States for 1981-1989.

Memorial Day is a time to take stock of the present, reflect on the past, and renew our commitment to the future of America.

Today, as in the past, there are problems that must be solved and challenges that must be met. We can tackle them with our full strength and creativity only because we are free to work them out in our own way. We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.

I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.

This Memorial Day of 1983, we honor those brave Americans who died in the service of their country. I think an ancient scholar put it well when he wrote: “Let us now praise famous men . . . All these were honored in their generation, and were the glory of their times. Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.” As a tribute to their sacrifice, let us renew our resolve to remain strong enough to deter aggression, wise enough to preserve and protect our freedom, and thoughtful enough to promote lasting peace throughout the world.

Memorial Day Poems 2019

Where the Towers Stood

A burned-out crater lay in ruins for years,

While Americans, heartbroken, dried their tears,

A gaping maw where once twin towers stood,

A hole created by evil attacking good.

When terrorists bombed skyscrapers made of steel,

Americans struggled through a cruel ordeal.

Yet through this tragedy we found some good;

We found community and brotherhood.

Whenever a terrorist attack on us begins,

The American spirit rises, and always wins.

Our battle with these terrorists is not done;

Remember, nine-eleven, two thousand one.

 

Unforgettable moments

Those were my green and salad days

My friends, my toys were all my wealth.

Marbles and pebbles, my gems and pearls.

No fear of loss or bother about gains.

Trump cards valued no less than money.

School , home and uncle’s was my world.

What comes from where and goes where

None of them, I cared about, alike prince.

To run the empire of my utopia, my dad

Fought so many battles against all odds.

Unaware of all, with joy pass my days.

Till one day to pay my fees, I remember

If anything seeped into my mind ever

Like an engraved word on copper plate.

He has to sell his  wedding watch

On the pulse, for the first moment in life.

My eyes were wet for someone else

Other than me, painted with the colours

Of emotion, as most memorable picture.

 

Lights Out

One hundred years on and still the shout

“Everyone put your lights out”

Just for an hour from 10 to 11

And remember all those souls in heaven

One hundred years and still the cry

The perennial unanswered question “why?”

Is there a need in this hour of deed

For any to ignore or not to heed?

One hundred years, millions dead

In battles, wars and streets of dread

Trenches then, now car bombs blast

Tearing at families left aghast

One hundred years – again LIGHTS OUT

Not one city but the country throughout

Is this too much to ask ourselves

For those who died through bayonet and shells?

Lights out and let us honour our dead

Light a single candle in room or shed

Remember those terse words upon us yet

“Lest we Forget – lest we forget!”

 

Honor Our Military

Let’s honor our military,

The men and women who serve,

Whose dedication to our country

Does not falter, halt or swerve.

Let’s respect them for their courage;

They’re ready to do what’s right

To keep America safe,

So we can sleep better at night.

Let’s support and defend our soldiers,

Whose hardships are brutal and cruel,

Whose discipline we can’t imagine,

Who follow each order and rule.

Here’s to those who choose to be warriors

And their helpers good and true;

They’re fighting for American values;

They’re fighting for me and you.

Short Memorial day proms 2019

Today is Memorial Day.

We’re paying tribute to those who died for the USA.

Many soldiers died so that we can be free.

It means a lot to you and it means a lot to me.

Some fought with guns, others fought with tanks.

They gave everything for us and I give my thanks.

As the sun rises orange

Casting purple ‘pon the clouds.

This is a day to remember

Our soldiers and be proud.

Many have gone before.

So that we can have life.

Look at their graves, too young

To even have a wife.

As the Dove coos, “Mournful.”

The cock crows, “Wake up, day!”

Take just a few minutes

And be thankful before play.

 

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY 2019  Poems

Your heroic efforts are treasured

The amazing things you have completed

The events could never be measured

That the enemies are now defeated

Your service makes you my superman

I would like to thank you for it all

I am as proud as anyone could stand

Your picture will hang in the hall

Now go on and enjoy your victory

Never forget my head will be held high

Knowing that you had made history

It will just about touch the sky

 

I’d like the memory of army to be a happy one.

I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,

Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun

Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

 

The World of War

the Yankees and Rebels did fight

sometimes for hours through day and night

the Civil War is in the past

but the hatred will always last

ignorance in all the wars

nothing will even the scores

lives are always lost

loved ones pay the cost

peace may never come

when leaders are dumb

 

Eyes of Blue

A people persecuted beyond imagination;

To help them he felt, was his obligation.

He joined the army in World War II;

Not knowing his hell would be Eyes of Blue.

When he reached Normandy, the beaches were red.

Crawling over his brothers who lay already dead.

To give this tyrant, this devil his due;

Not knowing his own demons, would be Eyes of Blue.

He rounded a building securing a town;

A young German soldier was just coming round.

He plunged his bayonet, the quicker of the two;

Killing the young soldier, with Eyes of Blue.

He knelt down beside him with tears in his eyes;

——————————————–

How long this moment would last, he did not realize.

He closed the eyes as he thought he should do;

Thinking never again to see those Eyes of Blue.

The victor over many in Germany and Japan;

It was always difficult taking life from a man.

None would haunt him, this he now knew;

———————–

As long as the soldier, with Eyes of Blue.

He died an old man, to heaven he went;

For this honorable soldier, mercy was sent.

First time since the war, so sad but true;

A peaceful sleep, not seeing Eyes of Blue.

Freedom’s Call 

To fight

To sound freedom’s call

To show my strength

To give it my all

For freedom I have come to fight

If needed

For freedom I have come to die

To risk my life

Through pain and strife

So others may live

So others may sound freedom’s call

So others may give their all

I will not back down

I will stand tall

I will fight the fight

For freedom’s call

Unique Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day of originally called Decoration Day. Memorial Day is a day those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day, Decoration Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.

History of Memorial Day in USA

Memorial Day of originally called Decoration Day. Memorial Day is a day those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day, Decoration Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. In the 1873 first state to officially the holiday was New York. By 1890 it was all of the states. The South refused to knowledge the day, their dead on separate days until after World War when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war. On Memorial Day I had the opportunity to witness a memorial in San Francisco, aboard a submarine. A submarine that was used in Korea. On Memorial Day I had the opportunity to witness a memorial in San Francisco. They also sank over 55% of all Japanese shipping. This was all pointed out to me with pride by several of these. As our National was played over the speaker system some of they started. They remembered their entire fallen comrade. The ones that served with ASA and the ones that did not. These veterans’ brothers had made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may all enjoy the freedom this country offers.

Celebrate Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day, an American holiday. Memorial Day observed on the last Monday of May.  Honors Person who died while serving in the U.S. military. Known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years the Civil War and became an official federal. Many Americans observe Memorial Day or Decoration Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. Holding family participating and gatherings in parades, at least, it marks the beginning of summer. Memorial Day as Decoration Day. Gradually came to be known, originally person only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict the holiday evolved to American military personnel who died in all wars. Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date. Logan selected for the first Decoration Day. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act, Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employee. The change into effect in 1971. Also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

 

Memorial Day Messages

As we all know how Memorial Day is important for United States and Armed Forces of US. This day celebrated to honor the service men and women who died while serving nation’s military forces. Firstly this day was known as ‘Decoration Day’, since the World War the day known as Memorial Day. Many states claimed that origin of Memorial Day, but it is debated topic. Americans never forget that ‘Freedom isn’t free, remember those who died for our country and live for our country’, Tribute the soldiers and all the people who serving our armed forces to protect our freedom.

 

 

  1. On Memorial Day for all who served, for all we’ve lost, for every family member of our military, Thank You.

  2. Liberty is the right to choose, freedom is the result of that choice.

  3. Now that you really think about it, you’ve never seen me and Batman in the same room have you?

  4. Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to everyone who has given their life for our freedom, and the ones who continue to do it EVERYDAY.

  5. Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed.

  6. It is Memorial Day. Please take a moment to remember those service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect the rights we cherish.

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Happy Memorial Day 2019 Messages

The brave die never,
though they sleep in dust
Their courage nerves a
thousand living men
Thank You for Service ..!!

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The cost of freedom is
always high,
but Americans have always paid it.
Thank You American Military ..!!

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To those in uniform
serving today and
to those who have
served in the Past.
We honor you today,
and every day …!!

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Don’t take America’s
Freedom granted,
our soldiers fought for it.
Thank You on Memorial Day …!!

 

Memorial day 2019 Quotes

Memorial day Inspirational Quotes 2019: To numerous, Memorial Day, the government U.S. occasion that happens consistently on the last Monday of May, is only one more reason for an extended weekend. It’s otherwise called the day that denote the official beginning of summer and as a day dedicated to getting extraordinary arrangements at the shopping centers. The Memorial day inspirational quotes are the ones that will inspire you about the dedication and the sacrifice of our elders for our future.

Here are given few Memorial day Inspirational Quotes:

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”
BILL CLINTON

 

As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.

Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.
WALLACE BRUCE

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.
THOMAS CAMPBELL

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. – John F. Kennedy

On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.

There’s intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” -George Washington

Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for.” -Tennessee Williams

There was nothing macho about the war at all. We were a bunch of scared kids who had a job to do.  – E. R. Sledge (WWII, Pacific)

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.” – Theodore Roosevelt
For love of country they accepted death. – James A. Garfield
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”  –Abraham Lincoln
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 

Memorial Day Inspirational Quotes 2019

1- War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men. -Georges Clemenceau

2– Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. –William Pitt

3- Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt. –Bergen Evans

4- Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom. -Marcus Garvey

5- Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. –Senator Barry Goldwater.

 

Best Memorial Day Quotes 2019

  1. When you think about the benevolent souls who penance their bliss for our security, you acknowledge the amount you must be appreciative for. Here are Memorial Day adages to honor saints the world over.
  2. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
  3. They fell, but o’er their glorious grave
    Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
    ~Francis Marion Crawford
  4. They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast,
    And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.
    ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
    Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth…
    ~Thomas Moore
  6. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.  ~From a headstone in Ireland
  7. The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
  8. Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
    There’s none of these so lonely and poor of old,
    But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold. ~Rupert Brooke
  • Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. – Daniel Webster

  • Life hangs as nothing in the scale against dear Liberty! – Lucy Larcom

  • Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom. – Marcus Garvey

  • Fold him in his country’s stars. Roll the drum and fire the volley! What to him are all our wars, what but death bemocking folly? – George Henry Boker

  • I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did. – Benjamin Harrison

    Inspirational Memorial Day Quotes 2019
  • For love of country they accepted death. – James A. Garfield

  • Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. – Omar Bradley

  •  But fame is theirs — and future days On pillar’d brass shall tell their praise; – Philip Freneau

  • That’s what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong , that decency will somehow triumph in the end. – Lise Hand

  • It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes. – Louis Pasteur

  • Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells A nobler history than pillared piles, Or the eternal pyramids.- James Gates Percival