Remembering Memorial Day
For many people, Memorial Day is a day to be off work, relax and have fun with family and friends; but for those who have lost a loved one, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. Memorial Day was first observed in 1868, shortly following the Civil War as a day to honor fallen soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers. After World War I, it became a day of remembrance for ones who have died in any war. To this day, it is still tradition to place flags on military graves and wear red poppies in honor of those who died defending their country’s freedom.
Honoring Those Who Died
While Memorial Day has great patriotic significance, for those who have lost a loved one in the service, it can be a particularly painful reminder of the loss they feel. There are many ways you can support someone who is grieving on Memorial Day, such as leaving flowers on the grave of their loved one or donating to a Veterans’ charity in memory of the fallen. You can visit national war memorials and look for names of loved ones and relatives, volunteer to place flags at military cemeteries or visit elderly veterans confined to a nursing home. On a personal level, you can simply offer hugs and a listening ear to someone who finds that day a heartbreaking reminder.
How to Best Cope With Grief
The ancient Egyptians believed that amethyst held special powers to help heal a heart broken by grief and loss, and made a point of placing amethyst amulets in burial chambers. It was a sacred stone of the ancient Hebrews and worn by priests because they felt amethyst opened their connection to the heavens, and in Eastern philosophy. Amethyst is associated with the Crown, Third Eye and Etheric Chakras for its ability to quiet the mind and induce calm. And in Christian cultures, amethyst was associated with Saint Valentine to represent love, connection and communion.
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On this Memorial Day, while you are enjoying the day off from work or having a picnic with your family, make sure to remember our fallen heroes, as well as those that still mourn their passing, by offering up a little prayer of peace and healing and be grateful to the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice. Be sure to use coupon: MEMORIAL as a special thanks to all who have served or know someone who has.