Topic: Memorial Day.
We are free in large part because others sacrificed on our behalf that we might be free. Memorial Day is an annual reminder of the debt we owe to those who died while serving our country. Scott Powell of the Discovery Institute has recently written a book on America’s special days, Rediscovering America: How the National Holidays Tell an Amazing Story about Who We Are. Powell writes, “Memorial Day had its origin as Decoration Day and was established to honor those lost while fighting in the Civil War….Over a million Americans have given their lives in defending US interests in conflicts large and small. And while remembering those people is a central purpose of this holiday, Memoiral Day takes on its deepest meaning when connect it with its roots.” Scott Powell joins Jerry Newcombe to discuss the importance of Memorial Day. www.rediscoveringAmerica.net