My reflection is from The Little White Book:
“Memorial Day is said to have begun in Waterloo, New York, where, on May 5, 1866, the citizens honored the graves of the Civil War dead and flew flags at half mast.￼
Two years later, an organization of Army veterans designated May 30 ‘for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who had died.￼’ it came to be known as ‘Decoration Day.’
Memorial day is now a national holiday commemorating all who died in war, and is celebrated on the fourth Monday of May.”
Today, let us remember all those who died to make us free. I would like to remember my Uncle George who died in World War II. I was named in memory of him.