Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

Memorial Day was first proclaimed on 5 May, 1868 by General John Logan.  Pictured below is a remembrance ceremony that took place at Belleau Wood, site of a bloody, yet famous battle between German soldiers and United States Marines during World War I.

Please take a few moments on this day to remember what this long weekend is about. (Source article)


cary said...

*hand salute*

Miss Em said...

Have already been at my personal alter with prayers and tears for our Fallen Warriors and Their Families.

Miss Em

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

God bless the American Soldier, the only reason for the existence of whatever civilization there is left in the world.

And God bless America, the last and best hope for the entire planet.

God bless your service, Gunny.


Just John said...

Thanks a bunch for stopping by, guys. I hope your weekend was pleasant.

Gary said...

Was that 1968 or 1868?

Oorah! My brother.