Lest We Forget — The True Meaning of Memorial Day
By Lori D.
God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far-flung battle line,
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
– Rudyard Kipling —“Recessional”
Another Memorial Day has come and gone …
Many Americans have become so oblivious through the years that “The True Meaning of Memorial Day” (TMOMD) has been seemingly forgotten. This fog of forgetfulness is understandable, really. Blissful confusion has slowly settled in over the years, which has resulted in misguided attitudes towards Memorial Day. These erroneous mindsets have now become a sadly entrenched habit.
But there are dangers when we fail to remember.