Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!



A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. - Joseph Campbell

Happy Memorial Day! 

Formerly known as a Decoration Day, Memorial Day commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May.  

Originally Memorial Day was an event to honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War. The holiday was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II.