Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May. It started after the Civil War as a way to honor our dead. It was originally called Decoration Day, and was first celebrated in New York in 1873. Flowers were strewn over graves of comrades who died defending our country. The South chose separate days to honor their dead until after World War I. At this time it became a holiday to honor Americans who died fighting any war.

I am so proud to be an American. I'd like to once again thank those of you who have served our country and who continue to serve. Thanks for your protection and sacrifice.







HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

2 comments:

  1. Nice meeting you. I found your blog through Mary who joined my blog, tcavey.blogspot.com
    Look forward to reading more of your posts. It sounds like we have much in common- love of God, country, mom, writer, and involved in the medical field.
    Have a blessed week!

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