Monday, May 25, 2009

MEMORIAL DAY*

The Flag Pole during Jazzfest, New Orleans LA 2005
All reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner

We are here, able to enjoy this day because so many have sacrificed so much for us. 

Let us never forget!


*Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.