Memorial Day. It is a day to remember those who made the most ultimate sacrifice. Greater love has no man that he lays day his life for his friends. However, we know that one day the Lord will return and restore a kingdom of peace, but until that day let us not forget those who gave their time, effort and lives for freedom. Whether known or unknown. This speech given here is from Ronald Reagan on Memorial Day in 1984, it is a moving tribute to those who passed during wartime serving their country. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season. Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. Some people wear a red poppy in remembrance of those fallen in war—a tradition that began with a World War I poem. It is called In Flanders Fields. It was made by a soldier who served in wartime, saw it’s horrors and passed on during that time.
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.