With the last Monday of May coming up we approach upon Memorial Day. Memorial Day was wonderfully Instituted to lay the foundation of support for the servicemen we've lost. It's important to remember those we have lost so that we never forget their service and their sacrifice.
History of Memorial Day
Memorial Day goes back quite a bit further than most people realize. Memorial Day wasn't originally Memorial Day, it was actually named Decoration Day. Born from the ash of the Civil War, Decoration Day was officially proclaimed on May 30th by General John Logan, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, on May 5th, 1868. Congress would go on to pass the National Holiday Act of 1971. changing the title of Decoration Day to Memorial Day. This also officiated the recognition of Memorial Day as a national holiday. As well as declaring that Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May.
What's the Point of Celebrating Memorial Day?
The point is, it's imperative that we celebrate Memorial Day, we cannot forget the servicemen that have served our nation. Enlisting in the military is no small change of lifestyle. It is an enormous commitment; it takes you away from almost everyone you know and subjects you to months of training. After you finish your training, you will usually be working away from home, away from family and friends, whether it be overseas or in the States. These are the things that lots of people would sum up as, well... just about everything to them. These people are giving up everything that matters to them to serve us and keep us safe.
There is a sacrifice these brave heroes make as well, their mental health. It's terrible to think about, honestly its terrible to write about, but it's not something that can go unsaid. In 2020, there were 6,146 recorded Veteran suicide deaths. Even after our soldiers make it home many must now fight their hardest battle yet, and that is the internal psychological conflict that plagues our veterans.
Hearing that any hero has lost his life is tear-jerking, but 6,146 in one year is absolutely unacceptable. It is appalling, and even sickening to hear about such a statistic. This statistic alone lights a fire of support in the hearts of many Americans, including us. This Metaphorical fire doesn't need to be extinguished either, this is a fire that needs to spread, and that is our goal. Being we are the people they sacrificed for; we must not forget to support, cherish, and celebrate our veterans.
We at Bio-One NW Indianapolis support our veterans in any way we can, as well as remember the brave servicemen we have lost. We understand the sacrifices they have made for us and appreciate everything they have done. Without our servicemen and their sacrifice, the world wouldn't function as it does. Thanks to these people, we can live peacefully.
Thank you to all of our servicemen, whether you are here with us now or have sadly moved on, we appreciate and value you. Your service, as well as yourself. You haven't been forgotten; you won't be forgotten. Thank you.
If you have any questions, you can reach out to us at any time. We are always here to help.
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