Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY was orginally called DECORATION DAY,which began in 1868 to remember those killed in the Civil War. Since WWI, Memorial Day has been a time to honor all those who have died in service to our country, from the Revolutionary War to the present.
To unite the country in the remembrance, Congress officially established the Nationa Moment of Remembrance in the year 2000. This is a time to reflect and honor America's fallen. More than a million men and women have died for our freedom. They sacrifice so that we may live and enjoy each constitutional right. At 3pm on Memorial Day please stop and remember our heroes that have given up their most precious gifts of life for us. At 3pm on Memorial Day, all major league baseball games will stop, Amtrack trains will blow their whistles and 6,200 Bulgers Across America will play "TAPS". So 3pm on Memorial Day, please pause to honor those who sacrificed for our freedoms. This is small price to pay for our freedom. Thank a soldier.
I will be celebrating my son's wedding on Memorial Day but I will make sure that I stop celebrating at 3pm to remember those who gave so that we may have. I know my son and his new wife will do the same and that they will ask those that are in attendance to do the same.
Everyone have a safe, fun Memorial Day.


Andi said...

What a lovely post Bonnie. We will be proudly flying our flag from the front porch tomorrow.

My computer has been down so I'm way behind on my blog visits. How exciting that you have a wedding in the family tomorrow. Hope the day is perfect.

Hugs, Andi

Granny Annie said...

I cannot think of a nicer tribute than for a bride and groom to pause their celebration to honor our fallen heros. Your day tomorrow is going to be a blast and we hope to hear all about it.

Missy's Blog said...

What a wonderful post Bonnie.

I hope Wade and Diana have a lovely wedding day.

Cecile said...

Beautiful post!!Happy wedding day I will be thinking about you and your family!!Have fun and take lots of pics:))