May 26, 2013 12:00 AM

Take some time to offer our gratitude for their sacrifice

What do you do when there is nothing else you can do? Monday is the day we set aside as a nation to remember the lost souls who have defended our country. While the Iraq and Afghanistan wars occupy our short-term memory, Memorial Day is for all of our fallen warriors. It began as Decoration Day in 1868 to remember the fathers and brothers who fought each other during the Civil War, a war that cost 599 American lives every day between 1861 and 1865. We have been calling it Memorial Day since 1888.

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