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 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 





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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 #1
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 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 #2
William Feela
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 #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

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

May 25, 2018 04:00 AM #4
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 #5
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - 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 #6
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

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 #7
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

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 #8
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 #9
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 #10
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