MEMORIAL DAY WAS CREATED TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF AMERICANS WHO DIED FIGHTING IN ANY WAR THAT OUR COUNTRY FOUGHT IN BATTLE WITH AN ENEMY

As a creation of General John Logan, the National Commander of the Grand Army of The Republic, the day became recognized in every state of the Union by the close of World War I. In 1971, Congress declared it to be a national holiday and officially changed the name to “Memorial Day” and moved it to the last Monday in May.

Here we are today, 153 years later, and we could argue that many things are out of alignment and/or in a state of disruption at this juncture in the history of America ~ or we can dig deep and remember the highest and the best that this nation stands for on the World Stage and here at home. This sounds like: hope – honor – dignity – respect – opportunity – fair play and the chance to try for a better life.


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