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 please.....at 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.