Friday, May 21, 2010

Memorial Day May 31, 2010

Memorial Day is a day of rememberance for those who have died in our nation's service.
It's a day of coming together to honor those who gave their all.
There is a lot of different stories about where and when this began and by whom.
May 30th was the day it was first observed, but someone wanted it changed to the
fourth Monday in May, thus a three-day weekend was born! Another day off from work!

Years ago, every little town or village had their own observance, with a parade and
flags flying. Patriotism was alive then. Little flags with stars were displayed in the windows of
families who had lost a loved one. People planted American Flags, and sometimes red geraniums or
poppies, on the graves of those who gave the ultimate sacrafice.

Let's all fly the American Flag on May 31st just to show that patriotism is still alive in
this great country of ours. Stop and silently remember those who, because of their
sacrifice, have given us freedom we all enjoy in our land.

Smiles and Blessings,
Happy Memorial Day to all who read this!

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1 comment:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thank you for the reminder, I shall do just that ....Fly the flag!