What do we celebrate on MEMORIAL DAY?
I think it is important to remember that this long week-end is not just to go to the beach or have family and friends B-B-Q’s. Memoria l Day was declared a National Holiday by an Act of Congress in 1971, to be held on the last Monday in May. The day was originally called Decoration Day and it was held at the end of the Civil War.
Presently, it is a day for remembering and honoring all military personnel who have served and died in service to their country (the USA), and in particular those that died in battle or as the results of their being wounded during their service.
The difference with Veterans Day, is that on that day we honor everyone that has served in the military, not only those that died during their service or as a consequence of it.
So this Memorial Day, let’s remember all those that have laid down their lives so we may enjoy the freedoms that we have.
Have a fun and safe Memorial Day week-end!