The True Meaning of Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is an American holiday.  This day was originally observed on May 30, but now is observed the last Monday of May.  This day is to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Memorail Day

This special day was originally known as Decoration Day.  It originally began after the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

Memorial Day first began before it was ever known by any name just after the Civil War, which prompted the beginning of the country's first national cemeteries.National Cemetary

Sometime in late1860, different small towns and large cities started holding tributes to our fallen bretheran.  People were decorating the graves and reciting prayers for these soldiers.

Trivia:  Each year at 3 pm local time for whereever it's held, a national moment of remembrance happens.

Birthplace:  Memorial Day was forever given the birthplace in Waterloo, New York by the Federal Government sometime in 1966.  Speculation says that Memorial Day (unoffically) may have even started with freed slaves in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865.

Waterloo

Why was Waterloo chosen?  Because it is believed to have hosted the first Memorial Day (Decoration Day) event in the U.S. where businesses closed and graves of soldiers were decorated with flags and flowers in rememberence of their ultimate sacrifice. 

In 1968, passed by Congress, the Uniform Monday Hold Act took effect and established a 3 day weekend that was for federal employees.  Around 1971 is officially was declared a federal holiday.

 

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Michael J. Perry
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We can never do enough to thank those who gave their all so that we may live Free 

May 25, 2020 07:46 AM #1
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Jeffrey Richman
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Hi Michael J. Perry,

That comment is so very true.  I, myself cannot thank enough the families of the fallen.

May 25, 2020 07:48 AM #2
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Will Hamm
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Hello Jeffrey, I did not know are Waterloo but now I do.  It is a very important time not for picnics but to honor those that gave all for us.

May 25, 2020 07:51 AM #3
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Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
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Hi Will Hamm,

This day has 'morphed' into both.  That of honoring and the beginning of summer

May 25, 2020 07:56 AM #4
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John Pusa
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Jeffrey Richman great history on the meaning of Memorial Day. Happy Memorial Remembrance Day to you and to all!

May 25, 2020 12:11 PM #5
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James Dray
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Morning Jeffery.

Each and every day that goes by, I remember those who gave and are currently serving this Republic.  Without their sacrifice, we would be a police state, or worse

May 26, 2020 12:46 AM #6
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Jeffrey Richman
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Hi John Pusa,

Yesterday was a good day overall.  Thank you for your well-wishes

May 26, 2020 06:17 AM #7
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Jeffrey Richman
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Hi James Dray,

I agree with you, if it wasn't for the sacrifice of others so that we may enjoy our freedoms, it would be a sad state of affairs for many of us.

May 26, 2020 06:19 AM #8
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