Originally called ‘Decoration Day,’ it was a day when loved ones honored those family members who died during the civil war. It was a time of family gatherings, decorating graves, cleaning cemeteries, and cherishing the memories of those fallen. After World War I, it was expanded to honor all who died in American wars. It was officially declared a national holiday in 1971 and is celebrated in May because flowers would be in bloom across the country.
This weekend, as we prepare again for Memorial Day, we should take just a moment to remember all who died fighting for freedom and Liberty. Let us not forget those families who have suffered a loss. Freedom is not free. Some paid the ultimate price that others may enjoy the freedoms this country offers. Let us go into Memorial weekend grateful that we are the great beneficiaries of freedom and Liberty. Let us remember those who sacrificed so much for the preservation of our Constitution. May God bless this great nation.