Decoration Day

05/30/16 - posted by candis smyk hurlbut - impressclx<at>comcast.net

Today is called Memorial Day, and it is now observed on the moved around, whatever date of the last Monday of May. Originally, on never moved 30 May, whatever day of the week, it was called Decoration Day. At first, it honored soldiers killed in the now long ago Civil War; later it included civilians as well. Graves were decorated with flowers on 30 May. Now it's the opening day of the season of summer, and altho a few still visit graves, some bringing flowers, it's a day off to be observed as individuals prefer.

Let's take a few seconds to cross Eternity as much as we can (not quite far enough) to remember:

Our families
Friends
Those who did not live long enough to be
called Veterans
Teachers

(And Pets, too.)

We also remember several who added so much to this site:

Rosie
Will C.
Karyn
Frank

(Frank Grant always remembered patriotic holidays; I could not let Decoration Day--especially since it's on the original 30 today--go by. I could not forget Frank's effort to remind us to remember. And, of course, I couldn't forget Frank.)

Thanks, everyone, for joining me.

candis

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