“Democrats want to tear down our national identity and change our holidays. A Democrat California assemblyman introduced a bill seeking to make “May Day,” or International Workers Day, a state holiday that would replace President George Washington’s or President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.”
chool will soon be out and Memorial Day is on the horizon so what could make May any better? National Hamburger Month! National Hamburger Day commences May 28 and nothing could be more Americana than a juicy burger enjoyed with friends and family. And nothing triggers SJWs more than spending time with your family and honoring the people that fought and died for this great country.
For those of us who won’t be kicking off the beginning of summer by heading to the beach Memorial Day weekend, now is the time to start planning your own Memorial Day bash. Even if your plans include attending or participating in memorials or parades, the weekend is still long enough to not forsake what our ancestors died to give us—the freedom to bask in the warmth of friendship and family and to celebrate freedom from tyranny. And it’s important. A lot more important than you think.
Mark Dice, an author and conservative YouTube producer, interviewed young adults last year on why we celebrate the Fourth of July for one of his “Man on the Streets” videos. The ignorance was shocking. Almost none of the young adults interviewed had a clue as to why Americans commemorate Independence Day. This is an appalling abdication of our civic duties as Americans and parents who should be teaching their our own children about the significance of our history—particularly when the educational system has been captured from the inside by progressive leftists that seek to destroy our national identity and usher in globalism and open borders.
Freedom lovers should be actively working to build a strong family, and it is incumbent upon each of us to teach children the significance of our national holidays, particularly as our national identity and freedom of speech is under constant assault.
As the days grow longer and warmer, I think back to the many backyard soirées where the hamburger was the star of our family stage. Some of my fondest memories were running around the yard with cousins and neighbors as the adults gathered around the grill and outdoor tables. Despite the fun we all had, I can remember helping my mother place the hand-held flags around the party area and hang the big American flag from the stoop in preparation for the big day.
As I helped her work, she taught me the significance of the day. She told me of soldiers and death and victory. Of the pride of our country and our duty to never forget. I must have been about five, but I can remember pondering over the significance of her words in my little mind. She spoke of an uncle who had served in War World II, who left young to never come back. She talked of Vietnam and North Korea. I may not have understood it all, but I knew it was important.
So resolve now to DO something to commemorate our history. Turn off the cell phones, set up the badminton set and the horseshoes, scrub the pollen off the deck chairs and plan the menu. The American hamburger has come a long way thanks to the internet and popularity of cooking shows, and today you can concoct any type of burger you can imagine: Blue cheese infused, Korean style, French onion, Mexican, Teriyaki, etc. Delish has 68 great burger ideas to get your mouth watering and your imagination going. But taking your burger to the next level is all in the sauce. Schweid & Sons has saved you time and rounded out some of the most creative sauce recipes to take your burger to the next level.
Group eating in my childhood suburban neighborhood was also about managing costs and tricking-out box cake mixes was a way to keep expenses down. And as fortune would have it, Jello-O inspired 1970s poke cakes are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. No matter what you decide to serve, just do it.
Hospitality is a Christian virtue the country needs more of, and in light of our poor knowledge of history, a simple backyard cookout can go a long way in stemming the tide of ignorance through the simple act of a conversation about the day and personal stories of those we know who served our country.
Social media and young adults are more lonely than ever and lack real connections. And this won’t change unless we each do something personally to open our hearts and our homes. NPR, not a bastion of conservative thought, recently published a national survey by the health insurer Cigna on loneliness. It found that loneliness is widespread in America, with nearly 50 percent of respondents reporting that they feel alone or left out always or sometimes.
“Using one of the best-known tools for measuring loneliness—the UCLA Loneliness Scale—Cigna surveyed 20,000 adults online across the country. The University of California, Los Angeles tool uses a series of statements and a formula to calculate a loneliness score based on responses. Scores on the UCLA scale range from 20 to 80. People scoring 43 and above were considered lonely, with a higher score suggesting a greater level of loneliness and social isolation.
“More than half of survey respondents—54 percent—said they always or sometimes feel that no one knows them well. Fifty-six percent reported they sometimes or always felt like the people around them ‘are not necessarily with them.’ And 2 in 5 felt like ‘they lack companionship,’ that their ‘relationships aren’t meaningful’ and that they ‘are isolated from others.'”
In Britain, the Office for National Statistics reported that 10 percent of people aged 16 to 24 were “always or often” lonely, the highest proportion of any age group. This was more than three times higher than people aged 65 and over. Clearly, western society has strayed and we have forgotten who we are.
So on this Memorial Day, I urge everyone to participate in some wholesome burger activity and brush off their hospitality skills. We must be intentional if we hope to build strong relationships and teach both young children and young adults the importance of national holidays, such as Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day and Independence Day.