Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day!

Memorial Day originated in 1868, when Union General John A. Logan designated a day in which the graves of Civil War soldiers would be decorated. Known as Decoration Day, the holiday was changed to Memorial Day within twenty years, becoming a holiday dedicated to the memory of all war dead. It became a federal holiday in 1971, and is now observed on the last Monday in May.

Let's keep those currently serving and those who have gone before in our thoughts. They are the reason for the many freedoms we enjoy.

I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day tomorrow!

(You're welcome to take a copy of the graphics as they came from a free graphic share group.)

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