Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first celebrated on May 30, 1868 on an order from General John Logan. In 1882, the name was changed to Memorial Day. Surprisingly, this day to honor loved ones who have died and to share in patriotic services didn’t become a national holiday until 1971.
Originally set aside as a day to honor those who gave their lives fighting for freedom, Memorial Day has now become a time for remembering all who went home before us and whose lives stir precious memories. Today, I will share a few thoughts about my mother in the hope that these very personal memories will prompt my readers to focus on good things in the lives of those they remember.
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