"The world drinks to forget;
the Church drinks to remember."
Does the past really matter? Is it that important to remember our history? To hear some tell it, only the present and future count for anything. You can’t change the past so why worry about it. On the other hand, ask any husband who’s forgotten a wedding anniversary if remembering the past matters. Ask anyone with a loved one suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia if memory matters. Ask anyone who’s lost a loved one in wartime if history counts for anything. Ask anyone whose people have experienced the horrors of ethnic cleansing or genocide, the significance of "Never Forget."
In the United States, Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of each May for the purpose of remembering those who died while serving in the armed forces.> read more