Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

It is a day of sales, days off from work, and parades. That's what it's become. What a shame!

What it is: Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action.

A tradition is for a time of rememberance at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Please take that time to pray for those who have died to make and keep this country great. Fly your flag. Honor those who have died. Never forget.

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