Happy Memorial Day!

I’m keeping this short today:

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Today is Memorial Day. A day when we remember and celebrate our heroes–those who have fought and died for our country.

I love history and I love to look into why we celebrate certain holidays. Here is a short background on Memorial Day:

Memorial day began shortly after the Civil War and was known as Decoration Day. It was originally organized by General John A. Logan as a way to remember those from the North who fought in the Civil War.

It was not until World War 1 that many Southern states began to recognize Memorial Day.

Also, you may have noticed coins on the gravestones of our war heroes. I never knew why or the significance until a few days ago. Each coin has its own meaning as a message to the family.

Some links for more information:

 

Take a little time to remember those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms and enjoy your day with your family!

~Crystal

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