Posts Tagged ‘Memorial Day’

Memorial Day – 60 Second Video, Honoring the Fallen Who Preserved Freedom

May 28th, 2018 Comments off

Collage is produced from stirring images from the video posted below.

Economic, personal, religious, and political freedom are never free. Each one always comes at a cost.


We stand, and live free in the shadow of those who have safeguarded our freedoms.

Memorial Day honors those who gave their lives for others. 

Unlike many nations, Americans have fought, bled, and died not only for our own freedom, but also in many cases for the freedom of others.

·        France and many nations in Europe,

·        Morocco and nations in Africa,

·        South Korea and nations in Asia

are among those who are free today because Americans bled and died to liberate or keep them free. 

So, those who spin American history to be one of pure oppression are either ignorant of – or worse, ignore – the good that soldiers, sailors, airmen, or others who serve in intelligence, and support services have done.  Many of them paid the ultimate price of giving their lives for others.

We should look at history with clear eyes and historic perspectives. We should not project our advantages back onto those who did not have the same insights.  We can’t condemn those who had no internet at their fingertips for lacking that technology which some of them created, and which we enjoy today.

World history is largely a long series of stories that are often about slavery, domination, and oppression.

The civil rights movement accomplishments of the past 50 years in America, and the freeing of slaves during the Civil War a century before, must be understood in a context of a world we’re slavery was commonplace. Slavery sadly still exists in the world today. Sex trafficking, and other forms of human bondage still occurs daily.  There are places in the world where humans are auctioned off to others, just as happened over 150 years ago on this continent.

We’ve made progress in certain ways, but the world still needs more work.  The fight for freedom is never over.  

America isn’t perfect, and never has been. But that imperfection isn’t a reason to lament, or reject our past. We aren’t perfect either. An candid look at reality can inspire us to do even better. Let us lift up those who have fallen in thoughts and prayers of thanksgiving, and in our memories.  

There are divisions which some will exploit, with the notion of gaining some power over others. It’s entirely wrong-headed to look back at only the bad, when the USA – more than any nation in world history – sacrificed for each other, and for so many others abroad too. Memories of the total sacrifice of the fallen should inspire us personally to do better.



For those who haven’t been to Arlington National Cemetery, it is a quietly inspiring place. It is located across the river from Washington, D.C., not far from the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam, WWII, and Korean War memorials. Still from White House video on this page, caption by MHProNews.

Today isn’t Veterans Day. Memorial Day is for those who have fallen.  

Without those who gave it all, we might be living in a Communist, Nazi, and other kind of dictatorship today.  

You are able to do good business as a free person, in concert with other free people, because of the sacrifices of others.  Today, we honor those who made our freedoms possible. ##  (Event news, analysis, and commentary.)  

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Stock Markets Closed in Honor of Memorial Day

May 30th, 2016 Comments off

memorial_day_pic__history__creditAll U. S. stock markets are close today in observance of Memorial Day, the day to honor all U.S. military personnel.  For an editorial reflection on Memorial day, click here. ##







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U. S. Stock Markets Closed Today

May 25th, 2015 Comments off

new york stk exch current  wikipediaThe U. S. stock markets are closed today in observance of Memorial Day, honoring those in the nation’s military who served to protect our freedoms. ##





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U. S. Stock Markets Closed Today

May 26th, 2014 Comments off

The stock markets are closed today in honor of Memorial Day.

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Memorial Day 2014

May 25th, 2014 Comments off

In remembrance of those who died while serving in the United States military, the headstones at Arlington National Cemetery are each decorated with a U. S. flag. MHProNews honors those who gave their lives to preserve and protect our nation on this Memorial Day.

(Photo credit:–Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)

Stock Market Ends Light Before Long Holiday Weekend

May 27th, 2011 Comments off

Stocks finished the week with modest gains, with trading volume light ahead of the long holiday weekend.  The Dow closed up .31 percent on light volume to end the week at 12,441.58, while housing stocks closed mixed.  MSCI gained .52 percent, Sun communities was up .44 percent, and ELS posted a .26 percent gain.  Cavco dropped .68 percent.  Skyline Corporation, Nobility Homes, Deer Valley, and Palm Harbor Homes all closed flat.  The Manufactured Housing Composite fell .37 percent to end the week at 1106.50.  U.S. markets were closed yesterday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day.