Saturday, May 26, 2012
MEMORIAL DAY ~ MORE THAN A BBQ
Originally called Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to honor the fallen Union soldiers. By the 20th century Memorial Day included all Americans who had made the supreme sacrifice in all wars. Memorial Day is actually May 30th but in 1968 Congress passed the uniform holidays bill which moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, to a Monday in order to create a three-day weekend.
This year we will celebrate Memorial Day on May 28th. Many will be away for the long weekend camping, boating, visiting family and friends out of town. While some will stay home to work in their yards and have the traditional Memorial Day BBQ.
Let's all attempt to stop at some point during this busy holiday weekend to remember those who gave the supreme sacrifice so that the rest of us can live in a free environment. Let's also remember the families and friends of those who have not and will not return from war.
Remember Freedom Isn't Free~
Many Have Died So That We May Live In A Free Country
Posted by Linda's World at 8:12 AM