Memorial Day

American-Flag-2048x1536-iPad-wallpaper_1Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868.  It was originally called Decoration Day and flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday honoring those members of the United States military who have fallen in their service to our country.  Flags should be flown in the morning and lowered to half-staff at noon.  Parades are traditional.  Beginning on the Thursday before Memorial Day members of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division place flags at all 260,000 graves in Arlington National Cemetery.

In honor of the National Moment of Remembrance, at 3 p.m., I will be taking time to reflect on those who have lost their lives guaranteeing our freedom.


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