Friday, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day is More Than Barbeques

Ever since the US Government moved Memorial Day to always fall on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day has turned into a four-day holiday. Yep, lots of folks also take the previous Friday off from their workday responsibilities, and head to the mountains or the beach. Our family tends to stick around and share a meal, usually on the grill.

Joseph Abner Bean , a relative who died in Libby Prison
This does not mean we should forget what this holiday memorializes!

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States to remember those who died while serving in our armed forces. The holiday this year will be held on May 28, 2018, and marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season. The holiday is a day to visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many place American flags on graves or along their properties. 

Hubby will lower our flag until noon. Sometime this weekend will will gather to share a meal while remembering those we have lost. How about you?

Nancy Lee Badger

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