Despite all of our new found drama for Memorial Day weekend, let’s remember why we even have the holiday in the US.
Originally known as Decoration Day, we remembered and honored those who died in the Civil war. Memorial Day was not the “official name” until 1967. Now, we honor all fallen soldiers. There’ll be official ceremonies at Arlington Cemetery, which was originally a plantation downed by General Robert E Lee.
The first soldier buried there? Private Bill Christman. He never saw battle, but rather passed away from Appendicitis.
Sharing tales of those we’ve lost is how we keep from really losing them.
Share a story this weekend.