Monday, May 31, 2010
Memorial Day is a day that we honor those who died while they served in the military. Sometimes, we forget why we have the day off because the day becomes a whirl of barbecues, 3 day weekend and shopping.
I thought in the honor of the men and women who have died for out country, I would provide a few facts because it reminds me why we have the day off and provides a teachable moment for my daughter why she doesn't have school. It also serves to remind her that my father proudly served in the Air Force for 20 years. Note, he did not die in military service.
Memorial Day was originially called Decoration Day.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday.
Memoral Day is observed on the last Monday of May.
Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868.
Let's say a prayer for those that died defending our country. And definitely say a prayer for those who are now fighting to keep us safe.
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