Monday, May 26, 2008

We Must Never Forget the Fallen

Waiting for the Flags that Say "I Remember"


Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to our country. Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday in 1971, to be celebrated on the last Monday of May.

Originally know as Decoration Day, it is believed that Memorial day started in the United States after the Civil War to remember fallen Union soldiers. This might be true, because eight southern states hold a separate memorial day for fallen Confederate soldiers.

About 5,000 people attend the Memorial Day ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery each year. A small American flag is placed on each grave and the President lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day to pause in an act of national unity (duration: one minute).The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday.

3 comments:

Jorge said...

We should never forget those that paid for our freedoms with their blood and their very lives. It should be every day that we remember them and not just on Memorial Day. God bless our heros!

rentenversicherung said...

I want to present a great respect in Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to our country.

Marc Klein said...

We must not forgot those who have given there lives for freedom. And also the one who are still taking a risk on there life to keep us safe. An honor to all of them

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