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Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day - 2013

Today is Memorial Day here in the U.S. and there is quite a bit of history about today:

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday.which occurs every year on the final Monday of May Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

 Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service]. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. - source - Wikipedia~

I can remember as a little girl growing up in Alabama we would travel to the cemetery on Memorial Day (Decoration Day) where family members were laid to rest.  We would have tons of flowers and leave a flower at the site of our family member's final resting spot as a tribute to the role that they played in our lives.

You could always tell which resting spots belong to the Veteran's because there would be small American flags remembering their dedication and devotion to protecting our freedom.

A couple of years ago I wrote a Memorial Day blog that says it all:

Memorial Day 2012

For all you who have fought for us and for those of you who fight for us today - THANK YOU!

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