Saturday, May 24, 2008


Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a
United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2008 on May 26). It was formerly known as Decoration Day; and for many years observed on May 30, regardless of the day of the week. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action.

What does Memorial Day mean to me?

The first thing I think of is our current men and women serving our country. Anyone that doesn't support our troops needs to take a hike. I'm so sick of all this "anti american" bologna. Maybe you need to take a history class again, or watch the footage of those plans flying into 3 of our great landmarks. Our neighbor gave his life in Iraq in 2004. Michael Anderson died in Fallujah, Iraq Dec. 14th, 2004 during a house to house searches. I think we all need to take a step back and realize all these amazing people do in the name of our freedom.