From its inception in 1868 as Decoration Day to its official declaration as Memorial Day by Congress under the direction of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966, Memorial Day has been more than just another holiday to celebrate with cookouts and family gatherings.
Memorial Day is the day to honor the fallen men and women from every race, creed, and culture who have made the ultimate sacrifice – life, to ensure the American Republic so hard fought for and won remain, allowing every American the opportunity to live in a democracy governed by the people and for the people through elected representation.
To understand and truly appreciate the American culture and form of government, we must understand the history of America. Memorial Day 2021 is the perfect day to start.
We all have family history and history of others who have impacted our lives – people to remember and perhaps honor this Memorial Day. Please comment to add a memory to honor a special person in your life this Memorial Day 2021…
2 thoughts on “Decoration Day to Memorial Day – Time to remember…”
That was fun.. but I just can’t believe that so many are gone. 😢
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Thanks for responding. I’m sure many of us feel the same… 😢