Memorial Day - Remembering Those That Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

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Memorial Day

 

Remembering Those That Made The Ultimate Sacrifice

 

The parades, which once reigned across America on Memorial Day, are slowly slipping away, except in those small towns that still remember and honor those who fought and died in war. But salutes to the honored dead of the present and past still exist.

 

Memorial Day Collage

 

Memorial Day earlier known as Decoration Day is a federal holiday in America which is observed every year by Americans in remembrance of United States Military men and women who gave up their lives for their country while serving in the country’s armed forces. In 2017 this federal holiday’s date was May 29th but this year Memorial Day 2018 the date is May 28th because it’s not a date base event but a day base event, which is observed every year on the last Monday of the month of May. It’s the best time to pay honour and gratitude with Happy Memorial Day celebrations.

 

Memorial day is also the start of the unofficial summer vacation season in the USA schools and colleges. Although from 1868 to 1970 it used to be held on the 30th of May. People also remember the former USA president, Abraham Lincoln, who was killed in April 1865.

 

Memorial Day Flags

 

Since the late 1950's, on the Thursday before Memorial Day, 1,200 soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetary, according to USMemorialDay.org. They then patrol 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that each individual flag remains standing.

 

The military remembers. Every Memorial Day, all ships and Neval Stations worldwide fire a 21 gun salute and display their ensign at half mast.

 

Traditionally, on military bases, the flag of the United States is raised quickly to the top of the staff, then lowered solemnly to half staff. It remains there until noon in remembrance of all those who gave their lives for their country.

 

Less known are those few who labor anonymously in small, historical cemetaries, placing flags for the war dead on ancient stones.  They, too, remember.

 

1 MONTH REALTY solemnly celebrates and remembers this Memorial Day those that Made the Ultimate Sacrifice.

 

Home of the Brave 

 

 

 

Comments (10)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Diana, I have been meaning to write about this Holiday and you and I share similar approaches to it, stay tuned, Endre

May 24, 2018 11:01 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Good morning Endre Barath, Jr. ... thank you for commenting on my post about Memorial Day ... Remembering and Honoring all.

May 25, 2018 08:22 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Diana: You and I are in tune on what this day stands for. We should all take the time to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so we can live freely.

May 25, 2018 02:50 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Thank you Anita Clark ... together we honor 

May 25, 2018 08:20 AM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My family has seen the ultimate given way to many times but it was for a great cause!

May 25, 2018 03:06 AM
Diana Dahlberg

I have high respect and honor for all who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  Thank you and your family William Feela 

May 25, 2018 08:18 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good mornign, Diana Dahlberg I love your graphics...thanks for sharing...

May 25, 2018 04:00 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Thank you for reading my blog.  It's been a long, long time since I wrote one.

May 25, 2018 08:16 AM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Remember the fallen. The American military is a force for good in the world. Our fallen heroes have liberated millions of people worldwide. 

 

May 26, 2018 08:13 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Dave Halpern We must never Forget!

May 26, 2018 11:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Diana,  Thanks for the reminder of what Memorial Day is all about. We remember those who lost their lives for all of us.

May 26, 2018 08:45 PM
Diana Dahlberg

You are very welcome Bob Crane 

May 27, 2018 10:19 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have never lost a comrade in arm but I was just contacted by a shipmate just last month who was recently refused VA compensation from a head injury 40 years ago I witnessed...

May 26, 2018 11:15 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Well that's awful.  If it was a witnessed accident while in the service ... why would that not be covered?  Sorry to hear this Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 

May 27, 2018 10:22 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Diana,

I wrote a new post about reaching out to ActiveRain members that are following me at the AR network, your name showed up #54 on my list.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend  2018 ... ;o)

May 27, 2018 10:17 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Thank YOU Robert Vegas Bob Swetz ... Active Rain is a great place to network!  Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Weekend as well!

May 27, 2018 10:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thank you for your well written post honoring our most honorable. Living 12 miles from the Minot Air Force Base reminds me daily of how truly exceptional our youth are that serve this country. I am very proud that my daughter Tina has been in the Jr ROTC for 4 years and now has joined the Guard Diana Dahlberg .

May 31, 2018 06:04 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Great read, Diana Dahlberg

Sep 05, 2018 01:25 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Thanks Katerina Gasset ... appreciate your encouragement!

Sep 05, 2018 02:02 PM