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Monday, May 26, 2008

Decoration Day

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in the service of our nation.

Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, but it's difficult to prove the origins of the day. There is also evidence that a women's group in the South decorated graves before the end of the Civil War. In either case, Memorial Day has had numerous starts due to the human need to honor the dead. Though some people think it's a day to honor any and all dead, Memorial Day is intended to honor those who have given their all in service to our country.

May Calendar for Memorial Day

Year Memorial Day
2005 May 30
2006 May 29
2007 May 28
2008 May 26
2009 May 25
2010 May 31
2011 May 30

Tuesday, January 1

New Year's Day

Monday, January 21

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 18*

Washington's Birthday

Monday, May 26

Memorial Day

Friday, July 4

Independence Day

Monday, September 1

Labor Day

Monday, October 13

Columbus Day

Tuesday, November 11

Veterans Day

Thursday, November 27

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, December 25

Christmas Day

Memorial Day is also the time to think about and give aids to the families, widows and orphans of the war dead. The memorial sites are strewn all over America and it is our duty to honor the memories of these unknown and distinguished soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers and lighting candles on them. 'Taps' is the standard music piece recognized by the Army and played at military funerals since 1891. Memorial Days seeks to stir the patriotic feelings of every American citizen and remind them that they owe their freedom and liberty to the finest of young men and women who laid down their lives for them.

The count the victims of Post Traumatic Distress Syndrome, what we used to call being shell-shocked, as victims of the war. The number of those victims has been covered up.

Investigative reporters at CBS News found that in 2005, 6,250 veterans took their lives, nearly 18 a day.

Observance of Memorial Day.

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