Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving the United States Armed Forces. It originated after the Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. By the 1870's, soldiers of the Union and Confederate armies were included.
It was originally called Decoration Day. A day to decorated the graves of the fallen soldiers. The first known observance of a Decoration Day or Memorial Day type commemoration was in Charleston, South Carolina on May 1, 1865. In the 20th century, it was extended to honor all Americans who died in all wars. By the 1950's the theme was "American exceptionalism and duty to uphold freedom of the world."
So, THANK YOU! to all who gave their lives for our freedom. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
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