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Remembering Our Ancestors on Memorial Day

This weekend, millions of Americans are celebrating one of this country’s oldest and biggest federal holidays–Memorial Day.  Originally named, Decoration Day, it was created after the Civil War to honor those who had died in our military service. 941 more words

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Brian's E-Journal - Memorial Day 201- "The Soldier"

The Soldier appeared again this year, just as he has over almost a hundred and fifty years.  The first reports of him showing up here in Pointer date back to 1868 when the first Decoration Day (now called Memorial Day) was held.   741 more words

Some gave all.

I normally post on friday, and I know tomorrow is Savannah’s day so I didn’t want to pre-empt, but I wanted to take a moment to pause and remember why there is a three-day weekend happening. 225 more words

A Peaceful Memorial Day, from Victoree

It still feels strange to me that the USA is celebrating the memory of her fallen heroes this weekend instead of next weekend.  I associate the Memorial  Day holiday with the traditional May 30th date as many still do. 156 more words




On Monday, May 25th, many of us will be enjoying the last day of a three-day weekend, maybe with picnics, parties, parades, or visiting a favorite park or beach.   540 more words

Memorial Day

Many view Memorial Day as the kickoff to the summer season. Many view Memorial Day as a time to visit family cemeteries, to clean the graves of loved ones or to place flowers there. 338 more words