Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day it is correct to pause and recognize the sacrifice. The issue is the USA doesn't function to recognize Memorial Day on Memorial Day.

The "Uniform Monday Holiday Act" was enacted in 1917. That law even proposed to have July 4th celebrated on the first Monday in July. The rational of the law was to improve the economy. Well. At least holidays were good for something. I wonder what the American Christians would say if we celebrated Christmas on the last Monday of December?

A Boy Scout (click here) salutes at the foot of a grave after volunteers placed flags in preparation for Memorial Day at the Los Angeles National Cemetery on May 28, 2016.

I have a difficult time respecting a country that degrades it's most important national commemoration days into economic upticks. Does everything have to be valued for profits?