The Union Creek Journal

A Chronicle of Survival

Memorial Day

I’m sure many of my readers have the day off today in observance of Memorial Day.  Do you know why we observe Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. (Southern ladies’ organizations and southern schoolchildren decorated Confederate graves in Richmond and other cities during the Civil War, but each region had its own date. Most dates were in May.)  By the 20th century Memorial Day was extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars.

Memorial Day: A Woman Honors Her Fiance, Killed in Iraq in February 2007


Take some time today to stop and remember those who have fought and died for your freedoms.



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6 thoughts on “Memorial Day

  1. Guido on said:

    UH-60 Diamond Head 20
    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Don Viray, 25,
    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nicholas Johnson, 27
    Specialist Dean Shaffer, 23,
    Specialist Chris Workman, 33

    Killed in Action 19 April 2012. Afghanistan

    One of my favorite quotes from Shakespeare’s Henry V:

    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remembered-
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

    To my fallen brothers,

    The crew of Diamond Head 20, Rest in Peace.

  2. julio umansky on said:


  3. easy on said:

    The price of Freedom is never free. Please remember those that paid for yours.

  4. Gordon on said:

    I agree Grunt.

  5. Gordon on said:

    God bless our troops and there family’s.

  6. Grunt167 on said:

    Never forget…

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