What is Memorial Day? When did it start?
After the Civil War, a group of Union veterans established “Decoration Day.” “Decoration Day” became a day to honor and decorate the graves of the fallen soldiers with flowers.
By the end of the 19th century, Decoration Day was to evolve into Memorial Day with ceremonies held throughout the country honoring all of our fallen soldiers.
In 2000 Congress passed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act”
The National Moment of Remembrance Act, encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are, and to stop whatever they are doing, at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.
Every American is encouraged to take a minute of silence and prayer to remember and honor those who have died in service to the United States of America in foreign and domestic wars.
On this Memorial Day we must remember what Memorial Day is not.
It is not about pools opening for the summer. It is not about picnics and cookouts. It is not about hitting the stores for sales.
Memorial day IS a day to honor all of those brave soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice allowing us our cherished liberties and freedom!
Remember, on Memorial Day… a moment of silence…..