Saturday, May 23, 2009

{What is . . .}

I love his hat.

Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.
Patriotism run through my veins. I tear up when I hear our National Anthem.
Not everybody understands that, and that's okay. Freedom is something we all take for granted. We don't think much about it because we have always had it. Whether you are "for the war" or "against the war" we must remember the soldiers there in the midst that firmly believe in what they are doing. This video is about people the war has "hit home" to.
Please don't read comments or authors names of comments . . . they are tacky and terribly distasteful.
Have a great weekend. Hug a soldier.
Love, Tonia

1 comment:

Anissa said...

Hope you have a blessed Memorial Day! I am the same way -- they always have something at church and I cry the whole time. TFS