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Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

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!


  1. have a great Memorial Day, Dave!!..and a moment to pause and reflect on all the young lives lost and those still serving who are keeping us ALL safe.

  2. Nice post. I hope that one day soon, all of our soldiers overseas can be home to enjoy Memorial Day with their families. That would truly be a Memorial Day to remember. (Thanks for the mention, too).

  3. I saw the 60 minutes show and I'll watch it again, no doubt!

    I hope you'll join me, at 3pm local time, in a Moment of Remembrance.
    Cyndi & Stumpy @ RVly Ever After