According to Wikipedia, Memorial Day is: a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.
I can still remember calling it Decoration Day when I was a kid. We’d go to the cemetary and put flags on the graves of the brave men and women who served the U.S. Now, to some, it seems like a long weekend with no mail and cookouts. Which is fine, as long as they fly the flag that made these long weekends possible and remember the people who got us here.
Many thanks to all of our Military Personnel.
Please feel free to post the name(s) of your family and friends for us to honor or just say thanks.
Bottom Line: "For love of country they accepted death…" ~James A. Garfield