Americanism should be every day

 

The American Legion Auxiliary does a lot to promote Americanism. Recently one of the Auxilians dropped a list of their many events, some that will be held jointly with the American Legion Club, to promote Americanism.
 
In the month of May, there is Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 18. This day recognizes and honors all of the men and women in all branches of service who protect our country. 
 
A popular holiday is  Memorial Day (observed) on Monday, May 27. This day, formerly known as Decoration Day, commemorates U.S. men and women who have died while in the military service.
 
Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials. In my younger years, my grandmother Noi would take me to all of the grave sites in Bismarck, ND before Memorial Day. I enjoyed going with her, even if she before 10 a.m., which was rare. We would visit every grave site, place the plastic and sometimes, faded flowers, on the relatives’ sites. It was a great history lesson because she would always tell me stories about whom we were visiting. 
 
In Montgomery we traditionally have a community Memorial Day program held at the American Legion Club. There will be more about this annual and moving event in next week’s issue.
 
In June there is Flag Day on Friday, June 14, and in July, of course, we have Independence Day on Thursday, July 4.
 
We have a lot of events that remind us how great our country is and why we should be proud of it every minute of every day.