Friday, May 23, 2008


As you gather with friends or family this weekend for a cookout/bbq and are having a good time please take a moment to remember the fallen men and women of our country who died for us so that we could have our freedom.

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves. It was first observed on May 30, 1868 and its purpose was to decorate the graves with flowers of fallen soldiers who died in defense of their country.

In the 21st century we honor the nations fallens soldiers on the last Monday in May. At Arlington National Cemetary in Washington, DC a small American flag is placed at each grave. Also, the president or vice president will give a speech and a wreath is laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Enjoy the long weekend and have a safe one!

I have fought a good fight I have finished my course I have kept the faith. -- Timothy 2:4:7

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1 comment:

Liz said...

Our small town had a nice ceremony at the Veteran's Memorial. It was very nice. Then they went up to the old fort cemetery and put flags on all the unnamed graves. Very nice indeed...