A Day Of Honor For Those Who Served
1971, the year Memorial Day became a National holiday, seems like a very long time in coming. Following the Civil War, this day was originally named, “Decoration Day,” to honor solders who gave their lives in the civil war. Memorial Day honors men and women who served, and gave their lives in the armed services.
Let us remember them for this moment as these words, so eloquently written, express,
“Soldier rest! Thy Warfare O’er ~ Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
SOLDIER, rest! thy warfare o’er,
Sleep the sleep that
knows no breaking,
Dream of battled fields no more.
Days of danger, nights of waking.”
. . . Huntsman, rest! thy chase is done; . . .
In memory of those who served and passed before us and appreciation to those brave men and women serving now, “THANK YOU.”