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     My grandchildren do not attend Government Schools.   They have not been indoctrinated into the PC Culture.  They know the difference between Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Armed Forces Day.

May 29, 2016 05:38 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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This is something we of past older generations learned in school. Now many schools are out before Memorial Day and parents aren't doing the job of teaching and training. It doesn't bode well for the future generations. 

May 29, 2016 04:11 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Many people would not have answered that question so well.

May 29, 2016 04:02 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
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Memorial Day for my family means a special day that we honor my parents, brother, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends who have fought and died for our freedom and are now gone, but never forgotten.

May 29, 2016 03:43 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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Our children and grandchildren know what Memorial day means and are thankful we live in a country where others have fought for our freedoms!

May 29, 2016 02:56 AM
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Bob Crane
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No need to ask, they have known for a very long time.

May 29, 2016 02:54 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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My son, now 35, was educated on what Memorial day means.  I could not say it any better than Michael Setunsky 

May 29, 2016 01:55 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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John DL Arendsen Memorial Day is the day we honor those who have sacrifaced their lives for our freedom.

May 29, 2016 01:47 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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The reason why you can ask me questions & I can answer them is because of Mermorial day. Have a seat and listen up: Decades ago, a group of people...

May 29, 2016 01:06 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
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Honoring your Grandfather who was in the Pacific during WWII, honoring your uncle and aunt who served in more recent wars, and honoring every man and woman past or present who has bravely worn a uniform to help preserve our freedom.

May 29, 2016 08:00 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Good post. I would drive the children to the nearest cemetery to observe all the American Flags posted at select headstones and explain that what you have today is because these Heros died.

May 29, 2016 08:11 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I don't have kids or grandkids, but I find it disgraceful that people are wishing folks a "Happy Memorial Day" and by so saying this, reveal they have no idea what this somber day of remembrance is all about.  My father cried on Memorial Day every year, without fail, teaching my brother and I what the day truly meant.

May 29, 2016 03:59 AM
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John Pusa
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John DL Arendsen This is an excellent question for Memorial Day.

May 29, 2016 03:16 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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My son is old enough to understand Memorial Day and when he provides grandchildren my brain will be churning!

May 29, 2016 01:12 AM
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William Feela
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It is how we got our freedom

May 30, 2016 01:24 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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parked and reading

May 29, 2016 11:19 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Amen and amen! I saw that Water's World segment and was appalled -- days later, I'm still appalled by the stupidity of those young people.

May 29, 2016 10:39 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
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My dad was a tailgunner in a B-24... my kids, their cousins know what Memorial Day is all about. Every day should be Veterans Day! Celebrate those lives whether veterans or not and learn from the loved ones before us!

 

May 29, 2016 09:52 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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Kids are really stupid. Jay Leno used to do a sketch on this stuff & it was appauling.

May 29, 2016 09:35 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Small children actually know well what most holidays are about, teachers usually do a good job of explaining. 

May 29, 2016 05:33 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
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as a canadian, this was something i was unfamiliar with until recently.

May 29, 2016 02:15 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not been asked about this holiday as we do not celebrate it in our great land.  Our closest equivalent is Remembrance Day which occurs on November 11 each year.

May 29, 2016 10:15 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
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Since I do not have children nor grandchildren, I have not had to think about it. 

May 29, 2016 02:12 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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great info to read

Apr 02, 2017 07:09 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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They should be taught about the reason why they have the holiday.

May 29, 2016 10:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not have this issue.

May 29, 2016 09:09 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Sorry, have neither so I'll defer

May 29, 2016 08:54 PM
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Sam Shueh
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grandpa and great grandpa....  Most do not know there is another group of relatives live in town....  They are not with use anymore.

May 29, 2016 01:18 AM