Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a special day.  It’s a day for togetherness with family and friends.  It’s also a time to remember our fallen heroes and their sacrifice.  For that reason, Gavrilov and Co. Accounting and Tax Services have paused in our business blogging topics.  We dedicate this blog to Memorial Day in remembrance of the fallen heroes of our US military.

Memorial Day, Meaningful to You?

The three-day Memorial Day weekend is a time when you will see crowds of happy citizens celebrating the arrival of the official season of Summer.

Memorial Day Opens the Summer Season, Coast to Coast.
Memorial Day Means Bright Summer Days Are Coming to Manhattan.

Backyard parties and gatherings of friends and families. are instigated by Memorial Day here in New York City and across the United States.  Recreational and party plans stretch from coast to coast as people dust off their boats and scour their barbecue grills.  It’s the first official summer holiday.  And we are full of anticipation for the longer, brighter days of the summer season.

But What is the Deeper Meaning of Memorial Day?

We believe these are wonderful activities for initiating the summer spirit of 2019.  However, all of this fun might be a bright distraction from the true meaning of the holiday.  After all, Memorial Day was originally designed as a day to give honor to our brave and dedicated military dead.

“Originally coined Decoration Day, the observance is a U.S. federal holiday and is a time to pay tribute especially by decorating the graves of those whose lives were lost in military service.  This time of year, Americans often see news photos of volunteers moving through Arlington Cemetery in Washington D.C., decorating the long rows of graves.  ”

Whereas there is nothing wrong with enjoying the holiday spirit of the three day holiday weekend, there is also a need to show reverence to our soldiers.  It is stunning to think about the massive number of military who gave their last breath in the performance of their duty—and yes, it’s sad.  If you don’t have time to put a flower on a soldier’s grave, just take a moment to recognize our military who have passed away.  They are our heroes, and we should hold them in our hearts.

Memorial Day 2019:  Will You Remember?

Memorial Day is a Special Time To Remember the Sacrifice That Was Made For Us.
Memorial Day Is More Than a Summer Holiday

There are ceremonies and parades in many U.S.A. communities, designed to remember and honor the members of the American Armed Forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We also advise you to read the story of the true origin and history behind Memorial Day at this informative source.  What you find may surprise you.

At some moment, during the holidays, please take a moment to remember and:

  • Let us vow to pause in the three-day celebration of our lives to recognize the courage and heroism of our military.
  • We could steal a moment from the first fun of the new summer holiday and put a flower on a hero’s grave.
  • We bow our heads to remember our soldiers who gave up their lives to keep us free and safe in our American homes.

A Special Dedication and Memorial Day Message

We dedicate the song below, to Memorial Day and our military.  You know this song, but we hope it will replay in your mind in honor of the military men and women who have given their final sacrifice.  You will probably hear these words sung quite often on May 27th.  But perhaps we should think of them more often than once a year.

“God Bless The USA” By Lee Greenwood And Gladness Beard Jennings

If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife
I’d thank my lucky stars to be livin’ here today
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away

I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
God bless the USA

Memorial Day: A Time for Reflection
Memorial Day Means We Celebrate Veterans Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice.

From the lakes of Minnesota to the hills of Tennessee
Across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea
From Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA
Well, there’s pride in every American heart
And it’s time we stand and say that…

(Second Time)

I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me
I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land.  God Bless the USA.

Gavrilov and Co. wish for you is “safe traveling” on your Memorial Day 2019 adventures.
So, please drive safely on the highways, by-ways, and back roads of this Great Land.

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