Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Memorial Day...A Day of Remembrance

Memorial Day in the United States...What is it?   Do you know why this day is special?   Many think it's a great time to snag some great sales, or the start of the summer season.   For others, it's a more somber time.  .

Memorial day is  to remember those who have given their lives while serving our nation. After the Civil War ended, flags were placed at the graves of those who have fallen.  Since the birth of our nation, many have given their lives in the name of Freedom, and it is this day they deserve special remembrance, and our gratitude.   I thank them for making our country what it is today, and for making the world a better place.

A few links if you'd like more info:
Video:  History of Memorial Day from the History Channel
A Memorial Day History
Memorial Day History:  Veteran's Administration

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