Memorial Day

Originally called Decoration Day, it is a day of remembrance for those who have fallen and dates back to the 1860’s.

On this site you can visit the History section and learn where, when, and how Memorial Day got started but that’s just the beginning of what this site has to offer.

You can also check out the Calendar section that tells you when prior memorial days were observed. Browse the Public Memorials and War Casualties Files by the full listings or by alphabetical categories.

Send E-cards, Read Poetry and Prayers, MIA/POW, read about Grief and Healing, not to mention the sections dedicated to speeches, essays, presidential remarks, and much, much more. .

There is also a section on How to Observe. It’s Memorial Day—how should you be spending it? What can you do to honor the fallen? This section goes into detail on how we can celebrate this day for what it is meant to be and not just a three day weekend.

I was surprised by some of the suggestions since they’ve never been done on Memorial Day in my family. There is so much more we could be doing other than simply hanging our flags out on Memorial Day. You can download a version of Taps to play, in four different formats.

Spend a little time this Memorial Day, remembering those who died for freedom.

http://www.usmemorialday.org/

5-27-2005

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