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Memorial Day was first observed on 30 May 1868.
As I read about the meaning of Memorial Day, it was clear that nowadays many Americans it would seem have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day.
At many cemeteries most people no longer remember Memorial Day is a day for honoring the fallen in service to our country not for any and all dead.
In December of 2000, the "National Moment of Remembrance"resolution was passed to help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day.
The resolution simply asks that at 3 p.m. local time for all Americans…
"To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps."
I hate to admit it but I too have forgotten the true meaning of Memorial Day.
For me it has meant the beginning of the long awaited summer. A time to begin to plant the gardens, a long weekend (another day off) and perhaps a BBQ with family and friends.
At the very least I get to fire up the grill and taste the first hot dogs and hamburgers of the season. And we all know to well it is definitely a weekend of great retail sales!
Unlike any other year, this Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I will be on the road to the beautiful North Carolina mountains in Asheville.
While there are many festivals and celebrations planned throughout the area, on Monday at 3 p.m. we'll be pausing for a moment of silence.
To Remember, to Thank and to pay Honor and Respect to ALL those who gave their life not only in our nation's service but to provide us with our lives of freedom.
How will you be celebrating Memorial Day this year? Will it be the same as all the others?
Please join Us in our moment of silence to remember!
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.
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