Monday, May 27, 2013

WE REMEMBER AND GIVE THANKS

              NEVER FORGET....WE OWE OUR FREEDOM TO THE ONES WHO GAVE UP THEIR
              LIVES AND THE ONES WHO WERE WOUNDED FOR THIS GREAT COUNTRY!!

Decoration Day

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have fallen during service to our country. As we commemorate the soldiers we have lost, as well as wounded soldiers, bereaved families, orphans and widows, let’s not forget the meaning and traditions behind this sacred holiday.
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, as its purpose was to visit cemeteries and place flowers on the graves of soldiers who had died in the Civil War. In 1882, people started calling it “Memorial Day,” and by the time World Wars I and II had ended, it had evolved into a day to honor all fallen military men and women, no matter what war they fought in.
     

7 comments:

LV said...

Very pretty sight, but yet depressing. A very nice photo of the flags.

TexWisGirl said...

there is something so moving about seeing all the flags displayed. thank you.

Karen S. said...

Absolutely!

Karen S. said...

Absolutely!

barbara l. hale said...

Amen!

Tricia Hays said...

Very beautiful capture, nice Memorial Day post.
Beautiful header flower pics, too.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous shot. ( :