Memorial Day 2012
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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day to remember those who have died in our nation’s service. In 1866, families of these brave heroes decorated their graves in honor of their sacrifices. As our nation grew stronger and war became rampant many heroic men and women paid the ultimate price for our freedom and others around the world. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday to be held on the last Monday in May.
Today, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season in the United States. It is still a time to remember those who have passed on, whether in war or otherwise. It also is a time for families to gather together for picnics, ball games, and other early summer activities.
In May of 2000 Congress passed a “National Moment of Remembrance” to observe each Memorial Day at 3:00 p. m. As you enjoy your summer time activities, please join us in remembering the heroes who have protected our freedom.
It is likely very difficult, if not impossible, for a civilian to imagine the bravery, the duty, the sacrifices and pain our unrelenting Veterans endured. Give thanks, reflect in silence deep appreciation for your freedom.
- National Moment of Remembrance (fyiforyourinformation.wordpress.com)
- Our View: Remember those who served (norwichbulletin.com)
- Fly your flag today, Memorial Day 2012 (timpanogos.wordpress.com)
- Remembering nation’s vets, even as Memorial Day’s importance seems to fade (nj.com)
- Decoration Day (thekindnesskronicles.wordpress.com)