Monday, May 25, 2009

Decoration Day

Don't let this day pass without taking a moment to share its importance with your family. The last Monday in May, Memorial Day, is much more than burgers on the grill and a kickoff to summer.

Its beginnings lie in the decoration of graves of fallen Civil War soldiers, both Union and Confederate, hence its original label of Decoration Day. The commemoration has since been expanded to include the casualties of all of America's wars.

Today we honor their patriotism and their sacrifice, and we aspire to the qualities of strength and loyalty these heroes so nobly demonstrated.

God bless America, and God bless our soldiers.

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