Memorial Day

Memorial Day - remembers

Memorial Day - wants to take a few minutes to remember and thank all who have fought for this great country!
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day.  It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860’s tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.

While we see that the traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years, cannot forget those that fought for this great Country in many battles. However, many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country. Today is a day to hug those who have lost a soldier, a husband, a wife, a son, a daughter, or a friend in a war for our freedom and let them know that they will not be forgotten.

To Every person who has served this country…. THANK YOU from all of us at


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