Yesterday, Memorial Day, we visited two local cemeteries, Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga, and Zion Lutheran, Schumm. The graves of those who served in the military had new flags in their flagstaffs, placed there by the local Legion or VFW, in remembrance of Memorial Day.
Category: Memorial Day
This coming Monday we celebrate Memorial Day. This federal holiday was originally called Decoration Day and began as a way to remember and honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed in battle during the Civil War. After WWI Memorial Day was extended to honor Americans who died in all wars. Today most Americans use this holiday as a time to decorate grave sites, whether the deceased served in the military or not.
Today, some Memorial Day cemetery photos.
This coming Monday is Memorial Day. It was originally called Decoration Day, the name my mom always used. It is a federal holiday that traditionally marks the beginning of summer.
Honoring and remembering. That is what Memorial Day is all about. This past Monday, Memorial Day, Joe and I participated in Willshire’s Memorial Day Parade. It had been several years since I attended Willshire’s Memorial Day observance. The last time was probably when my dad was still living. He was a member of the American …