Speak MY Piece: Memorial Day 2020

The Neshaminy Football team keeps tradition of placing flags next to veterans' tombstones in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne, 2018.

Each May, Memorial Day comes along with small town parades, backyard barbecues and the promise of summer.

While Memorial Day 2020 is affected by the coronavirus and the social precautions in place, the difference may serve to remind us of the true meaning of this federal holiday.

Traditionally, it’s the day we honor the men and women whose dedication to the precious ideals of America was demonstrated by their military service and the price they paid for freedom in all our nation’s wars.

Originally called Decoration Day (1868), it was set aside to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and their graves were visited, prayed over, and decorated.

On Monday, once again, think of those whose stories are indelibly written in the pages of history. Keep them in your prayers. Visit the National Cemetery at Washington Crossing, Bucks County, PA