Archive for May 17, 2008

Memorial Day is this coming Monday.

According to the Memorial Day Site, Memorial Day – originally known as Decoration Day – was

"…officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868."

The purpose was to remember and honor those who have fallen in service to this nation.   (more…)