Memorial Day is probably the most solemn of all holidays. Today we commemorate those who gave their lives in military service for this country.
Here are some interesting facts of this holiday:*
Memorial Day began when General John A. Logan in 1868 proclaimed that May 30 as a day of commemoration for soldiers killed in the Civil War.
Memorial Day used to be known as Decoration Day because people were asked to decorate soldiers' graves with flowers and wreaths.
It became a federal holiday in 1971.
On this day, the American flag is flown at half-staff until noon. At 3:00 p.m.,
Americans pause for a National Moment of Remembrance.
Whether you are at the beach or backyard for a picnic, or to some outlet mall to shop their sales, let us all pause to give thanks to these people who defended the freedom we enjoy today.
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