Friday, May 25, 2012

What Is Memorial Day?

Sadly, to some, Memorial Day is nothing more than a cool 3 day weekend. To those of us who served in our countrys military and to all the non military, everyday citizens, who are proud Americans, Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. It is these fallen heros that we should be remembering. Don't get me wrong, Memorial Day is a time of celebration, but it is also a time to show respect. If you have the opportunity to visit a veterans memorial, place some flowers or just take a moment to say a prayer for our fallen heros. As a veteran, I wish to say thank you to all of you for reading this and remembering our troops and their families. To my brothers and sisters who are still serving our great nation, God Bless You and God Bless America.


If you would like to read about how Memorial Day was founded, read below and click the link for the full story. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920).

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