Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action.

Many view this day also as the beginning of the summer season, with school years ending and picnics beginning. As we take time off to spend with our family and friends, please remember those who are no longer here to share in those joys with us.

by babdoyan, $45

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