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The Real Meaning of Memorial Day & How to Observe It

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On this Memorial Day, please remember to do these 2 things:

1. Spend time with the people you love because life is precious. Holidays like these are a blessing.

2. Keep in mind what Memorial Day is really all about – honoring those who have fallen while defending and protecting our country. The holiday’s origins date back to May 5th 1868:

On May 5, 1868, Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, officially proclaimed the holiday. Read more info here

As you read this, they’re soldiers in both Iraq and Afghanistan still serving our country. We’ve lost countless lives due to the wars that have been going on for a decade now. We must continue to pray for the safety of our troops, for the peace of minds behind those waking up plotting to kill others and for the minds of those doing the best to keep us all safe.

So please, while enjoying your barbecues and vacations with families, don’t forget to remember those men and women, ever, who have sacrificed everything to help make your freedom possible.

Have a safe Memorial Day, everyone.

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Written by Nastassia Davis

May 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm

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