Remembering Our Seniors on Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2011: 'We Resolve That These Dead...
Memorial Day 2011: 'We Resolve That These Dead Shall Not Have Died In Vain' -- Naperville (IL) Riverwalk (Photo credit: Ron Cogswell)
By Kerry Knight

Our country has a great deal of holiday’s. For a country that is only 200 years old, we have created a whole slew of holidays that are specific to our  nation. We celebrate past presidents, religious holidays, secular holidays and many holidays created to remember special events or people.

There is a holiday fast approaching.  We call it Memorial Day.  Unlike Veterans Day that celebrates the service of our military, Memorial Day "remembers" both men and women who died in the service of their country.    Originally known as "Decoration Day," Memorial Day actually began at the time of the Civil War to commemorate both Union and Confederate soldiers who died.  Today it officially marks the beginning of the summer holidays, with labor day marking the conclusion.  Today Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May.
Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I vet...
Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982. He is holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I can remember  as  a child going to family reunions around Memorial Day.  Relatives would travel hundreds of miles to attend.  Small cemeteries would be visited where family members were buried after being killed in the line of duty for their country.    Some of the grave sites were very old, sometimes dating back to the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.  Small flags would be placed on  graves, along with flowers, and family members would come together for "Dinner on the Ground."  This was a very old practice dating back to the 19th century, where families would spread potluck on sheets and tablecloths on the grass.  There,  families would renew relationships, previously lost, and  talk about special ones remembered.  Memorial Day was truly a day to remember.

Family Memories

I assume we all have special memories of people in our families.  It might be a grandparent or a mom or dad.  In looking back, we often wonder if there was something more we could have done to let them know we loved them.     The bad part about aging is that it often comes with pain and suffering.  Debilitating diseases and typical aches and pains that are a part of the body's way of showing that its just wearing out. It also means that the final years for many, lose some of their magic.

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Wouldn't it be a wonderful thing to "remember" our loved ones before they are gone.  I'm talking about showing love, respect and appreciation to that special person in our family before they leave us.  There are many ways to do that.  It might be something as simple as a weekly phone call, a surprise visit, a card or letter.  Most still enjoy the old style of communication.

How Walk In Tubs can Help

Another way to show appreciation today is in helping to alleviate pain and suffering.  One of the greatest concepts in recent years was the creation of the Walk In Tub.  It offers so many benefits to seniors.  It permits them to bathe without assistance thus maintaining their dignity.  It provides a completely safe environment while getting in and out of the tub.  It can also provides therapeutic benefits with water therapy such as air jets and water jets that cascade pain relieving comfort over the entire body.  The Walk In Tub is affordable now, and there is no better time to offer this gift of appreciation. 

Walk In Tubs can really help. 

Most of the people that buy or Walk In Tubs are the children and grandchildren of the seniors.  The seniors sometimes  don't feel that they deserve it or that it's too expensive for their budgets.  But family members know better.  It's time to memorialize our loved ones while they are still with.  Take a look at the Walk In Tub.  It's one of many great opportunities to show your love.

In this article, I discussed how important memorial day is in our country. We celebrate many holiday’s but remembering love one’s we have lost in war is a special one. It reminds us that we can show our appreciation for our seniors before they leave this world. I discuss ways to show appreciation to grandma and pop and how many grand-kids and children of seniors are now finding it affordable to help elevate their aging parents aches and pains by providing them with a walk in tub. I discuss how these walk in tubs can increase their aging parents independence, quality of life, provide therapeutic care and additional comfort plus peace of mind. This shows our senior that we care and provides them with a better quality of life.

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If you found this article useful, please share it with your friends and co-workers. If you have a comment related to this article, leave it in the comment section of this blog.  If you’d like to receive a FREE Walk-In Tub Buyers’ Guide, click here.  Have a question? Feel free to contact me at the number or email listed at the end of this article and I will personally get back to you. It has been my pleasure sharing this information with you. Thanks again for visiting with us.

Until next time. 

Alan and Kerry Knight are the owners of Tub King, Inc., and in Jacksonville, Florida. Together they have many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. Their companies not only provide superior products, they are also award winners, receiving the “Best of Jacksonville Chamber Award” three years running. If you would like to contact them, call (800) 409-3375 or (800) 843-4231; or email them at

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