Happy Memorial Day to our American readers. Today we remember and thank all the men, women, and animals for their service to protect our liberty and freedom.
As an ex-pat Canadian, U.S. resident with E.U. citizenship, I’ve been reflecting on world politics and the value of democracy. It’s easy to take for granted the freedom of living in a country with rights until they are removed. We live in a volatile world where anything is possible. Every citizen living in democracy needs to know they have the power to make a difference.
Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day. It began after the Civil War as a day to place wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers. Wreaths and lowers are still placed by graves and public memorials but the holiday gradually changed to the unofficial kick-off to summer. That translates to family time, BBQs, beach and flip flop weather. For some it means just another long weekend but remember, our rights and freedom aren’t free. They have cost all us dearly with lost military lives. They might be a family member, relative, friend or distant ancestor but we all know someone who made a sacrifice
We’re sharing a new graphic and few photos from past Memorial Day posts since the holiday always falls on Mondays. Our Mancat Monday will resume next week. In the meantime, join us daily on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, meet our new admins at our BlackCatsoIg on Instagram. Tag us if you want us to see what you’re up to!