Dan Crenshaw Reminds Us of the Real Meaning of Memorial Day


Rep. Dan Crenshaw is a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye in service to his country. He also lost friends in service to America. He reminds us of why we honor this day by paying tribute last night remembering his lost military brothers.

The representative from Texas says, “Enjoy your Memorial Day and let us remember why we celebrate. We celebrate the lives of the heroes we have lost. Never Forget!

On April 20th, he explained why we live in the greatest era in human history. Watch this powerful short clip.

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4 years ago

Thank you, Sara. Great post.

Bruce Penner
Bruce Penner
4 years ago

Never Forget. US Rep Crenshaw gets it and is a hero. It seems to be up to those of us who served, because many those who didn’t, forget easily. Especially those who distain the military to begin with.

From Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader (hey, facts are facts regardless of source)…

“In 1868 the Grand Army of the Republic, a Civil War veterans’ organization, created the holiday as a day to continue the tradition of placing flowers on the graves of those who died fighting for the North in the Civil War. The organization’s leader, John A. Logan, called for a national annual observance on May 30. That date was picked because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular Civil War battle, making it a neutral date for the North and South. On the first commemoration on May 30, 1868, events were held at more than 180 locations. Just two years later, memorial observances commenced at more than 330.”

“Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, because graves were decorated with flowers.”