Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day

I do not possess the words to express my gratitude and thanks to the extraordinary men and women who gave their lives for our country. May I never forget the sacrifice and always remember that if were not for them, this country would not exist in its present form.

I found this article of the history behind Memorial Day in the East Texas Review. Let us not forget.

Until next time, God bless.


SquirrelQueen said...

That is a good article, thanks for posting the link. I don't think a lot of folks know the history behind this holiday.

I recently found some photos that belonged to my husband's grandfather. On the back was written "Decoration Day, Indianapolis 1948" I had to look it up to find out that it is now Memorial Day.
I just posted the photos on my other blog, The Chase for Baja.

Have a great weekend,

Lynn said...

I did not remember that Memorial Day was once Decoration Day or that it was changed in 1971. What was I doing in 1971? lol Oh, I remember.

Rae said...

I remember calling the holiday decoration day. My father and 5 uncles served in WWII so we always honor this day. In fact I am named after my uncle RAY that died during a battle overseas. I still get goose bumps to this day when I hear our National Anthem or Taps. I wish more young people really understood the sacrifices made for them. This was a good post. RAE

Lynn said...

WW I and II were the big ones. We watch a lot of historical WW II programs. I am always awed at their bravery and courage. I thank your father and uncles for their service.

God bless them.