I hope you don’t think that.
It’s common for volunteers to place the American Flag on graves in the national cemeteries. Memorial Day is also a popular day for people to visit cemeteries and honor those who have died while serving in the military.
Although not as popular today, one Memorial Day tradition was to eat a picnic meal while sitting on the grounds of a cemetery.
Because it is SO MUCH more than that.
There are more than 300,000 fallen soldiers buried at Arlington Cemetery. On average, 28 burials are held there each day.
And remember who you need to thank.
They are the ones that cannot say “you are most welcome”
Approximately 620,000 soldiers on both sides died during the Civil War.
These photos make my heart clutch in pain.
The Grand Army of the Republic was created by the Union Army to honor their dead. After World War I, the American Legion took over their duties.
Please always remember……………..
In 1966, President Johnson named Waterloo, New York, as the original place of Memorial Day.
…..and never forget………
Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act in 2000 that requires all Americans to stop what they are doing at 3:00pm on Memorial Day to remember and honor those who have died serving the United States.
I go stand in front of my Grandfather’s grave. And I remember him.
On Memorial Day, the flag is supposed to be flown at half-mast until noon and then raised to full mast until sunset.
Barely. But I do.
Memorial Day is sometimes confused with Veterans Day. However, Veterans Day honors ALL United States military veterans, while Memorial Day honors the soldiers who died while serving.
NEVER EVER forget why you get that 3 day weekend the end of May. Because if you do? Their sacrifice is for nothing.
Go see this. Maybe you’ll understand. It will take your breath away.