This Memorial Day, take a moment to remember what the day is about and what (and who) it honors. Originally called Decoration Day, it is dedicated to the honor and memory of those who died in service to our country. Though the exact state, city or town claiming to be the birthplace of this day is not clear; it was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. So today, as you gather with friends and family, or with fellow service men and women, take a moment to remember the sacrifices of those who came before us and the continued service of those who are still defending and protecting our freedoms.
“Memorial Day is the day when we pay our respects to those, who in Abraham Lincoln’s words gave the last full measure of devotion.”