Remembering Our Fallen Soldiers this Memorial Day

Imagine not having air conditioning or heaters. It would be unpleasant to watch TV in the summer with no cold air or read in the bitter cold winter with no heat except blankets. Now, imagine being far from home fighting in a war and possessing no air conditioning or heaters–that would be suffering indeed! During the Civil War, the honorable men who fought suffered from the climate in ways we can only imagine in our worst nightmares. A woman wrote after a Civil War battle this terrifying account:

“The weather was excessively hot. It was midsummer, gangrene, and erysipelas [a skin infection] attacked the wounded, and those who might have been cured of their wounds were cut down by diseases.” With such a harrowing account, it suddenly doesn’t sound that bad to be sipping ice lemonade in a hot house when things could be so much worse.

Decoration Day: The Start of Memorial Day

Memorial Day actually used to be called Decoration Day, and it started in 1868. General John A. Logan called for a nationwide remembrance of those who died in the Civil War, saying the day was set aside for “strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their Country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”

The Civil War was the most devastating war ever fought on U.S. soil, so it’s fitting that Decoration Day, now under a different name, is still celebrated today. Today, Memorial Day commemorates all our fallen brothers and sisters who have died to protect our Country, since brave people have fought for the United States in wars before and after the Civil War.

Remembering the Armed Forces

Memorial Day is the day we remember all those in the Armed Forces who died protecting our Country.

They were fathers, sons, brothers, nephews, uncles, and husbands. They were mothers, wives, daughters, nieces, and aunts.

Brave men and women, living and dead, have risked their lives and limbs fighting for what they believed in: their Country and the people living in their Country.

We Also Thank our Clients

We feel so blessed to live and work in the United States, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. All of us at Air Comfort Service, Inc. wish to express our thankfulness for all our clients, whether we’ve serviced your homes one time or twenty times, and we thank each and every one of you for your business.

Our gratitude for customers gives us the motivation to work in this Country where we enjoy so many freedoms.

This Memorial Day, we will be remembering both the living and fallen soldiers who have fought for our beautiful Country, and we invite everyone to remember the sacrifices that were made for us to enjoy life as we know it today. Remembering those who died for us and honoring their memory is the least that we can do.