By Braddah Lance
As time evolves, things are/get diluted - there's really no way around dat.
Things once overly sensitive have become desensitized, things hardly spoken are now used as punch lines and things dat are normally not asked for are now taken advantage of.
Yesterday was Memorial Day. Yes, M-E-M-O-R-I-A-L Day. Just da word alone would make you tink about it. We all memorialize our lost ones, our beloved ones and even those dat we've witness pass but do you truly know wat Memorial Day is for?
I've always thought it was for our military veterans who gave their ultimate sacrifice and paid with their lives. They fought and died so dat we all can live bettah lives and breathe - and take advantage of - freedom.
Wen has dis 'holiday' been turning - turned into - memorializing ANYONE who has passed?
Wassup Wit Dat!
You not only dishonor our military but now you make it about YOU. It's not about YOU, it's about THEM. Those who lay beneath da very soil we walk on top of and those who have nevah made it home still lying in foreign soil nevah to be found. Those who are forevah trapped just a yardstick away from da surface of da watahs in Pearl Harbor.
No get me wrong, dis is a holiday we all enjoy cause it's a day off but don't turn it into 'memorializing' your passed (if they are not military) as it just isn't pono - there are 350+ some odd days to do dat. We all enjoy da time off with a beach bbq or spending time with ohana but please don't dilute dis holiday even though you may not be personally connected to any military person(s). Our servicemen and women deserve more than dat since they are on duty 24/7/365.
I not saying you no can visit grave but there's a difference when you make da day about you vs paying tribute to our fallen military. Just to be clear, I do not have any ohana dat I know of dat has served or know of any military personnel personally. I just feel they deserve a little more respect especially on Memorial Day.