Monday, May 31, 2010

Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, a day off from work or school for many folks, and also for cookouts, picnics and barbecue. While that's all fine and good, let's not forget the true purpose of Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor our military men and women who gave their lives in the service of our country. Originally called Decoration Day and observed on May 30th, the history of Memorial Day dates back to just after the Civil War and makes for an interesting read. If you want to pay your respects to our fallen heroes but can't make it to Arlington National Cemetery for today's observance, you might find this list of state national cemeteries useful. And regardless of where you are, please consider participating in the moment of silence at 3 pm today to remember those who made the greatest sacrifice.

Zestfully yours,

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