Memorial Day originally called Decoration Day started in the 1860's and was first observed on May 30, 1868. Memorial Day was established to recognize and remember all of the fallen soldiers who had died in service to our country. Today we seem to recognize Memorial Day weekend as the official start to summer and we celebrate with picnics. Let us not forget that we can celebrate the start of summer only because of the bravery of the fallen soldiers who died to allow us our freedom. As a child I remember Memorial Day being called Decoration Day because all of the graves of soldiers were recognized by a flag being placed on their grave. The decorating of flags on soldiers' graves was a service that I participated in since I was a Girl Scout. I hope everyone who reads this short post takes time to recognize and remember all of the fallen soldiers.
Blessings to all.