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