Today is Memorial Day in the United States. It is a national holiday to honor the memory of fallen soldiers.
There is no clear record when or where this holiday began. Over two dozen cities and towns lay claim to the birth place of Memorial Day. There is evidence that women’s groups in the South began decorating the graves of Confederate Soldiers before the end of the Civil War. Continue reading
Today is Memorial Day in the United States.
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines “memorial” as “something (such as a monument or ceremony) that honors a person who has died or serves as a reminder of an event in which many people died. Continue reading
“Memory is the way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose” wrote author Kevin Arnold.
As I sit here in the early morning darkness, sipping a cup of hot coffee, I am alone with my memories on this Memorial Day. Memory can be a wonderful blessing. It can bring smiles, laughter or even tears of joy as we look at pictures, share stories, or just think about the good times of by gone days. Continue reading