I wonder what percentage of Americans know the history of Memorial Day. Most probably believe that it is to honor U.S. soldiers who have died defending our country. It is but that is only partially correct. It officially started in the 1868 as Decoration day, a day for the coming together of families from the North and South to honor the soldiers who died during the Civil War. The name came from the decorating of grave sites. It changed to Memorial Day in 1882 and then included the honoring of all U.S. soldiers who had died in battle.
While reading Rick's post (Rick & Paulette's RV Travels) this morning I was reminded that soldiers from many countries are serving around the world and risking their lives for the safety of others. My thanks go out to them all!
Seldom do I recommend television shows to others but last night "60 Minutes" presented a wonderful story about bravery, modesty and service. You can view it here: "60 Minutes" Presents: Honoring Our Soldiers.
Have a great Memorial Day!