Tags » Decoration Day

REMEMBERING MEMORIAL DAY

May 30th in history:

Decoration Day was observed in the U.S. for the first time on May 30th, 1868. It later became known as Memorial Day, and it would be observed on May 30th every year for over a century, until 1971, when it was turned into a Monday holiday. 70 more words

Today In History

Celebrating Decoration Day

May  30th is the 150th anniversary of celebrating and remembering deceased veterans. It began in 1868 as Decoration Day to commemorate the soldiers slain in the Civil War, and later those lost in the Spanish-American, World War I and World War II. 867 more words

Childhood Memories

Decoration/Memorial Day Thought

As I prepared the sermon, I started remembering how our family handled Memorial Day, which we called Decoration Day.  The day was a process–beginning in the morning picking flowers from our own yard.   606 more words

Family Notes

Happy (?) Memorial Day

Over the weekend I heard someone wish another person “Happy Memorial Day”.  The other person called them out on their greeting saying it was inappropriate for a day set aside to remember our fallen military.  324 more words

Celebrating Freedom (Revisited)

(The following was originally published online in May 2011 in honor of Memorial Day. As we celebrate today, let us remember why we celebrate and, more importantly, the true meaning of freedom.) 1,070 more words

Current Events