Memorial Day: Honor those who gave their life for our country

Posted By on May 30, 2021


Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day and was first observed on May 30th, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifice’s of Civil War soldiers. It was declared a General Order No. 11 by General John A. Logan on May 5, 1868.

The General Order stated:

“The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.”

tayakylephotoAmerican_Sniper_bookI heard a comment by this weekend by Taya Kyle, the wife of the American Sniper known as “The Legend.” Chris Kyle, who was killed in 2013 by a veteran suffering from PTSD:

“Remember those who paid the ultimate price in service of their country and enjoy Memorial Day by appreciating the life and the freedom they sacrificed to secure and preserve” (paraphrased).


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