Sunday, May 29, 2011
There is a study out saying that most Americans do not know why we observe Memorial Day. That's a crying
shame! As I'm guessing most of the rest of the world know that Memorial Day is the day we Americans honor our war dead.
Originally known as Decoration Day, marked as a day of remembrance and honoring of those that died in the American Civil War, Memorial Day was first observed on May 30,1868. It was marked solemnly with the decorating of the graves of comrades who have died in defense of their country. Not barbecues and mattress sales!
So go to a veteran's grave place a flag or some flowers, if possible please. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.