28 May 2012

Peace on Memorial Day

The first official Decoration Day (the forerunner of Memorial Day) was celebrated on May 30, 1868, to commemorate fallen soldiers of the Civil War. The date was chosen specifically because there had been no battle fought on that day. Therefore, it was a day of peace in more than one sense. Since that day, there have been many conflicts and many more fallen soldiers. But we still remember them—all of them—as having been protectors of this country and, occasionally, what she stands for. Today, give them your peace.

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