WLOX Editorial: Remember the real reason for Memorial Day

WLOX Editorial: Remember the real meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicks off the summer vacation season. For many people, it means a day off, a long holiday weekend filled with family gatherings, barbecues, maybe a trip, or a day on the water.

As we enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend, let's not forget the real purpose of this federal holiday; remembering our military who died in service to this country. Thousands upon thousands of men and women have died wearing the uniforms of the United States military, many from right here in South Mississippi.

We encourage you to take some time to remember our fallen troops. That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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