Formally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated after the American Civil War to honor both the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. This year also marks the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox bringing an end to the American Civil War. The holiday was extended by the 20th century to include all American soldiers.
How will you remember?
Nearly every community has a parade and festivities of some fashion in honor of the U. S. Military. Streets are lined with patriotic banners, the American flag is proudly flown over homes honoring those who defended our freedom. Graveside memorials are also in abundance during this federal day of remembrance.
This “We the people” flag is a creative way to celebrate Memorial day and give recognition to the Civil War anniversary date.
I think all of us as Americans have a family member who has served in the military and proudly honor their memory.
As you observe this Memorial Day we hope your hearts are filled with loving memories of those who served the U.S. armed forces and now have been laid rest.
In memory of my father, Charles Kennedy, United States Army.
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