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Memorial Day 2014
We all know Memorial Day, originally known as "Decoration Day", used to be celebrated on May 30th.

Don't we.

We also know that it wasn't until after World War I the day became known as "Memorial Day", and in 1971, Congress passed the National Holiday Act of 1971 to change the date to the last Monday in May.
       Honor the Fallen
Today is meant to honor our Nation's war dead—to reflect upon and to honor the sacrifices made through out our Nation's history to keep this country free.

For some, Memorial Day is a somber day, not “happy”.  Some families will never experience a homecoming with hugs and happy tears when their loved ones return back to U.S. soil.
Wishing you and yours' a peaceful day as we remember and pay tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, selflessly placing their - our -  country first.
With respect and gratitude for those who have served,
and wishing peace and comfort to their families,
“Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen,
Was the thought of duty done
and the love of his fellow-men. “
—Richard Watson Gilder
Photo Credit: Arlington National Cemetery