Let's Celebrate Memorial Day!

Pittsburgh Kids Enjoying a Beautiful Day! @pghkids 
 "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." -Harold S. Truman

Memorial Day is a holiday devoted to honoring those who have served this country and their families. Recently, there have been so many reminders of the threats in the world and how much we need our service men and women to protect us and preserve our way of life.
Memorial Day is a time for us to all say, "Thank you for your service!"
According to Wikipedia Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. (Southern ladies organizations and southern schoolchildren had decorated Confederate graves in Richmond and other cities during the Civil War, but each region had its own date. Most dates were in May.) By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  
Celebrating the ability to enjoy Mexican food! @Emilianos

Like many, I shall commemorate this day the way I have for many years, celebrating our American way of life by enjoying family, friends, and great food. I think that these traditions are important because that is what the heroic men and valiant women were fighting for. Please sharing a comment and let me know how you will be celebrating today!

Happy Memorial Day!!!

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