Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Roadside memorial in Williamsburg, Va

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 31 in 2010). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.


  1. It is nice to see a post about the reason for the holiday. «Louis» sometimes fears it is too often thought of as the kick-off of the barbecue season...

  2. Thanks for sharing this photo. It's good to see "roadside" memorials by individuals.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

  3. Memorial Day sounds a bit like our ANZAC Day. It is right that we remember those who gave their lives.
    Melbourne Daily Photo


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