Monday, May 31, 2010


I am 60 years old and I think this is the very first year I have ever spent so much time thinking about what Memorial Day means to all Americans.  With all the turmoil around the world and here at home in the United States, I have reflected back on what our fore fathers were thinking when they created the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights.  We are so very fortunate here in America to have the freedoms we do have.  I am sure there are other countries outside the U.S. that feel the same way we do.  But, on the other hand, there are many countries out there that would love to have even a small portion of the rights and freedoms we possess as Americans.

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May  Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers 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 honor dead Americans from all wars.  You can read more about Memorial Day on Wikipedia .  While contemplating the day and its significance, I spent the morning taking pictures around St. George of some of the things that make Memorial Day so special.  Enjoy!!! Celebrate your freedoms and count your many blessings!!!

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