Yesterday was Memorial Day here in the United States. A holiday that was created to honor our valiant veterans who gave their lives in military service to our country. According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs the Memorial Day Holiday started to honor the veterans of the American Civil War.
“Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.” Continue reading