Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Day


On Monday, May 28, the citizens of the United States of America will celebrate Memorial Day. It began as Decoration Day, a day to remember those who had died in our nation's service. After the Civil war many people in the North and South set aside special days to decorate graves of fallen soldiers with flowers.
In 1971, Memorial Day was declared an official national holiday to be held on the last Monday every May.

Today, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer in the United States. It is still a time to remember those who have passed on in service to our great country, as well as a time for families to get together for picnics, ball games, and other summer activities.

I will be out of town for a few days, but I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend with your family and remember the purpose of this holiday weekend to honor those who have fallen. And remember to say an extra prayer for all of those who are serving today.

RMary

11 comments:

  1. Have a safe trip, and tell us all about it when you get home.
    I hung my flag out and we will be going to a parade and a family picnic.
    NANCY JO

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  2. And summer means way too many cars and people on this island. :-)

    Hope you have a great holiday weekehnd!

    Vanessa

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  3. Have a wonderful trip and safe travels!!
    :)

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  4. Rosemary - thank you for the poignant reminder of the "Memorial Day".

    On this day I shall also be in thought and prayers for those of the military who have died.

    I do hope your holiday will be a rewarding experience.

    Blessings

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  5. Enjoy your trip, Will look for your. Happy Memorial Day back at ya.

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  6. Yes have a safe trip and look forward to visiting you when you get back!

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  7. Just stopping by to say "hello".
    Love the egg coddler/cups. Beautiful.

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  8. Catching up! I hope your travels are filled with fun and smiles!
    Love your post today...
    and your egg coddlers! : )

    Hugs to you,
    Sue

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  9. Stay safe and I second your post! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

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  10. Have a safe and happy trip.

    God bless our soldiers.

    Take care,
    Love,
    Terri

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