May 28, 2012

Memorial Day, was known as Decoration Day, and is America’s day to remember those who have died serving our nation, and to honor their families. Observed on the last Monday in May, the holiday began as a memorial for soldiers killed during the Civil War. At first, the new Memorial Day was commemorated only in Washington, D.C., where flowers were placed on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery. In 2000, Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance resolution, calling on Americans to observe a moment of silence at 3 p.m. local time Memorial Day.

This resolution is intended to reconnect Americans with the solemnity of Memorial Day, which in recent decades has become a day for picnics and pre-summer sales rather than respectful remembrance. Plan to remember the sacrifices made by all who gave their lives for our nation. Teaching the children, old and young, by precept and example to have gratitude and reverence for the dedication and sacrifices of the veterans and their families.
Dr. Mick Leone
Vietnam Vet