25 May 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

As the country is heading into the Memorial Day weekend, marking the beginning of the summer season in much of the country, its original meaning often gets a bit lost:

The Holiday was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars.

In the spirit of our fallen soldiers: enjoy Memorial Day!

In the meantime, my wife and I go packing – we're moving this weekend.

Source: Wikipedia. Photo: Cliffside Beach umbrellas ©Louis Davidson, date unknown

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