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This Memorial Day, please remember

By Staff | May 28, 2021

To the editor:

Memorial Day is, and always should be, about remembering members of the Armed Forces who were willing to risk all so that our country might dwell in peace and safety. It’s not about patriotism, it’s not a time for fireworks and celebrations; it’s a time of remembrance. It’s a time to pay tribute. And it’s a time to pause and reflect upon the reason behind our country’s greatness.

So as you spend your three-day weekend — by the pool or the barbecue, your place of worship or the cemetery — I just ask you to pause. Simply stop to think about these men and women, and what this day is truly all about.

They gave their lives for our right to express our feelings (right or wrong) and made you safe

Lou Walker

Cape Coral