Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day




After the Civil War many States set aside a day in May to celebrate a memorial for the soldiers who died in War. Originally observed as Decoration Day by slaves who decorated graves to honor fallen soldiers, the alternative name of Memorial Day was started in 1882. The term Memorial Day did not become common until after WWII, and wasn't declared an official holiday until 1967 when federal law passed it through Congress, as a day of observance. Memorial day is now observed on the last Monday of May. It commemorates US men and women who died while serving our country.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend. I dedicate this to my own father, who is a veteran, and fought to keep us safe and honor our freedom.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -John F. Kennedy

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. And I just came from Arlington Cemetary last week--did not know the history behind Memorial Day, so thank for the knowledge!

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  2. Thanks for visiting me! Nice to meet you too!! x

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  3. That is a very interesting story behind the holiday. Kind of makes it even cooler.

    Much love and thanks to your father and all the soldiers and veterans out there, this weekend and always.

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  4. I love that! And we do as a family take the time to thank in our hearts our Heavenly Father for a wonderful country and also to those who serve us tirelessly to keep our freedom!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - it's totally appreciated!

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  5. Since this is not a CDN holiday I did not know that!

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  6. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  7. Thanks for the comment. I wish I lived in TN so your husband and I could form some sort of phobia support group :) The pictures beneath this post are GORGEOUS! Someday I hope to be able to decorate a house in a way that I love! Have a good day!

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  8. Thanks for stoppin by my blog and commenting!
    I appreciate this post...my husband is a Navy man so it means a lot to us that people acknowledge this holiday!

    Dawn

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  9. What a beautiful post! I love that you shared a little history of this wonderful day. I didn't know any of that. Also, thank you so much for visiting my blog. Thank you for wishing my husband a happy birthday. I hope your day is very special and wonderful!

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