Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Today, as we gather with friends and family to celebrate Memorial Day, let us not forget the reason. Memorial Day began after the Civil War, as Decoration Day, and has gone through a number of changes over the years. What does not change is the devastating price paid by so many. I found this sign in Heck Park in Monroe County, Michigan. I have written about the Park in previous posts, but I wanted to post this image on this day, May 30. Today is the original Memorial Day and even though we celebrate it, now, on the last Monday in May, May 30 will always be the "real" memorial day for many of us. The sign is old enough that nothing after Vietnam has been included, but it still delivers a sobering message.

Take a minute today to remember and read a fascinating history of Memorial Day at;

1 comment:

  1. Michael, I just read your story in the Washington Post. May God bless you on your pilgrimage.

    Welcome home, brother.

    Dennis Rogers, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea