Monday, May 26, 2008

In honor of our Troops...

Did you know Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Today Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May.

While this holiday is a great time to enjoy a long weekend with our friends and family, let us not forget the true meaning of this day and the sacrifice of the men and women in our Armed Forces.

Happy Memorial Day
Whenever I See A Soldier Boy
© 1942 by Sam Miller

Whenever I see a soldier boy
No matter where it be
I give him salutation
for he means so much to me

He's not the boy we used to know
In store, at desk or plow
He's a defender of our faith
He's in the service now

He keeps Old Glory flying
on land and air and sea
He lives to make our homes secure
He dies to keep us free.

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