Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day




Memorial Day, originally known as  Decoration Day, was proclaimed in 1868 a national day of remembrance of those who died in the Civil War.  It later included all those who died in any war.

To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps."

2 comments:

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a great post. I think sometimes we get lost in material things and fun gatherings during holidays and too often we forget the real meaning of the holiday we are celebrating. Love your words on this! blessings,Kathleen

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~thinking of you and hope you are having a wonderful summer~