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A Solemn and Introsprective Memorial Day to You

Memorial Day traces its roots to the post Civil War period. Originally known as Decoration Day, Veterans chose 30 May because it was NOT the anniversary of any battle. Over time it transformed to the last Monday in May and changed names but wasn’t recognized as an official national holiday until 1967. While the implementation of the holiday has changed somewhat as well, its intent has not; it’s about the Veterans. But just remember, earlier generations sacrificed in other ways, and those members of your family who didn’t fight the Axis on the battlefield probably served in their own fashion. Also, some wounds take years to kill you. So take some time today and consider what you and yours have done for America. This is a solemn occasion, I just don’t feel that “Happy Memorial Day” is a proper term.

3 Responses to “A Solemn and Introsprective Memorial Day to You”

  1. BradTFA308 says:

    As we say in Canada (and UK, Australia, NZ) on Remembrance Day, Lest We Forget.

  2. Mark Halferty says:

    What Brad and you BOTH said.

    “Happy Memorial Day” always grates on me- it’s like saying “I hope you enjoy the day which commemorates the deaths of your friends”. Not what is intended, I am sure, but it’s truly an awkward phrase. We do not “celebrate” Memorial Day- we observe Memorial Day, we commemorate Memorial Day- but most of all, we remember those who are no longer with us.

    Lest We Forget.

  3. Administrator says:

    Thanks guys for “getting it”