Sunday, May 29, 2011

Remembering 'Memorial Day'

This Memorial Day, take a minute to remember those who have given their lives to preserve our freedom, and if you know a Veteran, give them a hand shake and a hardy Thank You!

"Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery." (From the Memorial Day History website)

Visit the above website to learn more of the history behind the day, and may you and your family have a truly blessed Memorial Day this year. Here's a nice video to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice...