Coulter: This Memorial Day will be like no others before
To the Editor:
We are approaching a significant national holiday – Memorial Day.
It will be like none other that any of us living have ever seen. Poppy
Day has been postponed. Most gravesite ceremonies for our fallen
veterans and the laying of wreaths or flag presentations are canceled,
including those here in Luverne.
We must not let Memorial Day be just
another day of isolation with no meaning. Those men and women suffered
unimaginable difficulties far greater than what we are now experiencing. Think of Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, Korea, Vietnam,
Afghanistan and Iraq, to name a few. Never should we cease honoring
those who have served and died or those who are today on the front
lines with our civilian emergency medical care workers.
On Memorial Day let's all pause for a moment of silence to honor all
who have served in any armed service to protect us, and in so doing
many gave their lives. We owe a great debt to all service people who
served from the beginning of our country.
Call a veteran and thank them. Be creative. These people have earned our grateful thanks.
Sondra Coulter, Secretary
American Legion Auxiliary