In Honor of Those Who
Have Died In Our Nation's Service
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day.
Major General John A. Logan led the campaign in 1868 that proposed
a day be set aside to decorate the graves of the Civil War soldiers with flowers.
Logan chose May 30 as the day because flowers would be in bloom
all over the country. In 1971, the Monday Holiday Law shifted
Memorial Day from May 30 to the last Monday of the month.
The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans
to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for
one minute of silence to remember and honor those who
have died in service to the nation.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Posted by Carla B. Reeves at 10:41 AM