May 27, 2013

Let's Talk

According to the Office of Veterans Affairs Memorial Day Page, Decoration Day (as Memorial Day was first called) was established by the head of a group of Union veterans.  The year was 1868, three years after the Civil War ended.  It was decided that May 30th should be a day when Americans decorated the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers.

In honor of today being Memorial Day, I would like to honor all those soldiers who lost their lives in service to our country.  We have our freedom because of these brave men and women and I thank them for helping make our country a better place to live.  You too can remember them by observing a moment of silence at 3:00 p.m.  It is known as "The National Moment of Remembrance".

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