Memorial Day isn’t really a day about parades and picnics. It’s about remembering those service persons who fought for the idea of freedom and paid the ultimate sacrifice. People like SSG Larry S. Pierce.
SSG Pierce was awarded the CMH. He was only 24 when he lost his life to protect his fellow soldiers. Thank you SSG Pierce and his family. America owes you a debt of gratitude.
In my town the local Post sponsors a parade, picnic and Memorial which includes reading the list of fallen from Our Town. Remembering our heroes.