Monday, May 30, 2011

...God Bless the Red, White & Blue

Today is Memorial Day which is a United States Federal Holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It used to be called Decoration Day and commemorates U.S. Service Members who died while in the military service. First enacted by formerly enslaved African-Americans to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, and Labor Day its end. To all of the troops that have given their lives for our safety and freedoms, thank you.

"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."
Max Lucado