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What Does Memorial Day Mean To You?

by Shonali Burke on May 31, 2010

As Americans around the world will mark Memorial Day today, I thought it would be interesting to look at this holiday through the eyes of a young American girl.

Image: Beverly & Pack‘s Flickrstream, Creative Commons

Regardless of one’s position on combat and war, it’s refreshing to watch the reflections on a holiday that, like many others, has been co-opted by commercialization.

No matter what your nationality, you quite possibly feel the same way about your armed forces.

So to all of them: thank you.

Shonali Burke is editor of Women Grow Business and one of the country’s leading business communicators, who was named to PRWeek’s inaugural top “40 Under 40″ list of US-based PR professionals. She specializes in creating and implementing integrated (online and off), results-based, measurable communication programs for clients both large and small at Shonali Burke Consulting. An accredited business communicator, she is also Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University’s M.A. in Communications program and active in the local communications community as President of IABC/DC Metro. Talk to her via her blog, Waxing UnLyrical or Twitter.

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