I found a remarkable website that I would like to share with you that contains the history of Memorial Day and good bit of information regarding this holiday. Please take a moment to educate yourself on this fabulous remembrance of our war dead.
A few paragraphs from this site made me want to add this to my blog:
To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial
Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps."
The Moment of Remembrance is a step in the right direction to returning the meaning back to the day. What is needed is a full return to the original day of observance. Set aside one day out of the year for the nation to get together to remember, reflect and honor those who have given their all in service to their country.
I am appalled that while this resolution was passed over 7 years ago, I was still clueless. I am ashamed of myself. You can bet that I will be remember those fallen heroes on Monday at 3:00 p.m. I hope you will, too.
I just read the current weather for Baghdad - it is 4:00 p.m. there and 106 degrees! Arrghh!! That is hot hot hot. I am thankful that our Army son has an air conditioned room; however, that is very warm to be driving that big 'ole truck of his! He's doing well but the heat really does get to him. Please keep him in your prayers as the summer is just beginning.
Enjoy your long weekend, stay safe, and God bless each of you. Until next time.