Freedom Isn't Freedom Unless Your Free!!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Today we celebrate the remembrance of those who died to keep us free.  Here is some history of Memorial Day.

On May 5th 1868  the head of the Republic established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.

General John Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery.

Today cities in the North and South claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day in 1866.

To ensure the sacrifices of America's fallen hero's are never forgotten in December 2000 the U.S. Congress passed and the President signed into law "The National Moment Of Remembrance Act"  to encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country which provides them so much freedom and opportunity by encouraging and coordinating commemorations in the United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment Of Remembrance.

The National Moment Of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 P.M. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence and honor for those who have died in service to the nation.

Please take time not only today "Memorial Day" to thank the Lord for your freedom in this United States, but also the freedom He has for you in Him.

2Corithians 3:17  where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Have a wonderful and blessed week !



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