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By: Rick Blangiardi
Another Memorial Day has come and gone but for some, the
last Monday in May means just another three-day weekend.
US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, carrying on the efforts of the
late US Sen. Daniel Inouye, wants Memorial Day to be permanently celebrated on
May 30, so that those who died in battle can be honored with their own special
The holiday was originally celebrated on May 30 until
congress changed the date in 1968.
Hanabusa's bill would switch back to the original date so
that the more than 1 million Amercians who died in combat can be respectfully
Cynics might think there are more important issues for a
US congresswoman to be tackling and there are probably right. But this is
important too, as many veterans and their families can attest.
We too often take for granted those who fight and die for
the freedoms we enjoy and as one army combat veteran said, "there is nothing
happy about memorial day."
He is right. Take a drive around town during Memorial Day
and you will see very few American flags being raised at homes and businesses.
Raising a flag doesn't make you more patriotic but it's a
sign of respect.
Sen. Inouye introduced the same measure to change the
date of Memorial Day every year since 1989. It never passed and Hanabusa may
never be successful. But she's to be commended for trying.