Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Day To Reflect And Be Grateful~

Memorial Day originated in 1868, when Union General John A. Logan designated a day in which the graves of Civil War soldiers would be decorated.

Known as Decoration Day, the holiday was changed to Memorial Day within twenty years, becoming a holiday dedicated to the memory of all war dead. It became a federal holiday in 1971, and is now observed on the last Monday in May.

There is also a Confederate Memorial Day, which is celebrated on various days in spring in some of the southern states.

Let us all stop for a moment and say a prayer of gratitude for the lives and the loss of so many in order to preserve our freedoms in a free country.

Regardless of our personal feelings or whether the system is justified in the manner of operation to accomplish the end results....our gratitude should be the same for our men and women in service.

To my grandfather, father, uncles, brother, son, and other family members who have given years and total allegiance to our country...a gracious "thank you."

Have a safe weekend~

Bea Rigsby-Kunz

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