Monday, May 28, 2012

Celebrate Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th


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.
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