Showing posts with label MEMORIAL DAY-2016. Show all posts
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Monday, May 30, 2016

MEMORIAL DAY-2016

Memorial Day!
Its once again Memorial day is here, a day we come together to remember
our loved ones that have lost their lives who served their country, the ones
that were lucky like that of my Father who is my hero who served and has
lived through the Cold War to have a family [Three Children including 
Me! and four grandchildren]and finally to honor the ones that never make it home to
their loved ones. And to the ones that were lost or missing in action. In some ways Its
even worst for a solider to be never found because you never know what he/she is going through
or what terror they are going through. Also there is no closer for his family and is friends in his unit. of soldier's . So for all the soldiers that have be lost in all the war. I pray for you that you all have
either escaped or you have come to peace with your God.
I love my dad, and I feel that I am one of the lucky ones
MY DAD
to have him all my adult life. I had a wonderful Uncle, too my Uncle Ed who I love very
much too, who is in my heart and watches over me. He passed do to the Asian orange
MY UNCLE ED
and other cancer related stuff he was exposed to as a very young man at only
17years old in the Marine Corp, in the Vietnam War. I lost him 8 years ago but I think of him everyday and this day most especially with my Aunt Linda... Who is fighting for him on the
Asian orange too. I pray if any of you out there that have lost a loved one to
the Marine Corp in the Vietnam war or any war that you find peace today with all our hero's.
for they all are men and women. For all wars are terrible old wars that my dad and uncle were in to
the more reset wars of desert storm( I had a friend in too) to the war after the two towers in 911 to even now. I believe that not all our troops both men and women have not made it home
yet. I worry too with the new election for president coming up too.
I am worried what is going to happen to all our men an women in the armed forces. All I can do is pray that things will work themselves out.


I thought I would give you, all a brief bit of history on the history
on Memorial Day. It all started in the Year 1866 when the United States
was recovering from the long and very blooding Civil War between
the North and South on our own soil. The surviving soldiers of the Civil War were
coming home-the few that did were missing many of limbs and all with the horror
of stories to tell. Henry Welles, a drugstore owner in Waterloo, New York had heard
the stories and had a Great Idea. He suggested that all the shops in the town close
for one day to honor the soldiers who were killed in the Civil War and were buried in the
Waterloo Cemetery. So it did happen and on the morning of May 5, the townspeople placed flowers,
wreaths and crosses on the graves of the Northern Soldiers in the cemetery in May 5. Well it was said
at about the same time, Retired Major General Jonathan A. Logan had planned another kinda
ceremony, but this time for the soldiers who had all survived the civil war. Major Genera Jonathan
had led the veterans though town to the cemetery to decorate their comrades/friends graves with
the American flays. It was not a happy celebration, however a memorial to these men was a honor to them all! The townspeople had called it a 'Decoration Day'!
But the Major General Logan decided to proclaim the day as 'Memorial Day'. He declared;
'the 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose to strewing with flowers or otherwise
decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country and during the late
rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.''
Well from that speak the two ceremonies were joined in the year 1868 and the Northern states
commemorated the day on May 30, 1868. And the Southern States also commemorated their war dead, but on a different day. Children would read poems and sang civil war songs and veterans would come to the schools wearing their medals and uniforms to tell the students about the Civil War. Then the veterans would in the year of 1882 the name was change to Memorial Day and the soldiers who died in any previous wars were honored as well.
In the northern United States, it was designated a pubic holiday. Then in the year 1971 along, with other holidays the President at the time -Richard Nixon had declared Memorial Day a Federal Holiday on the last Monday in May.
Folks would march through their own home towns followed by the townspeople to the cemetery. Once they were all at the cemetery everyone would decorate the grave sites and would take photographs of the soldiers next to the American flags in the Cemetery. Later rifles would be shot into the air as a salute to the northern soldiers who had given their lives to keep the United States together. Of course at the same time the Southern States were not involved with these type of celebrations. They had their own Private ceremonies of their soldiers who lost their lives to the civil war. It was never anything public like that of the Northern States. Anyway in the cities all around the United states would hold their own type of ceremonies on the last Monday of May the 30, to pay respect to the men
and women and 'Now the Many Dog Service Who have died in the many Wars or in the service of their Own Counties such as the Dog Zanjeer who Saved thousands of lives during the Mumbal serial blasts in March of 1993 by detecting more than 3,329 kgs of the explosive RDX 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades and 6406 rounds of live ammunition. He was buried with full honors during a ceremony in his Country...'
Memorial Day isn't limited to honor only those American's for the armed forces. It is also a day  for personal remembrance. What I mean by this is - It is for the families and also individual honoring the memories of their loved ones who have died or not. Also for many who go to Church service to visit the cemetery's to leave flowers on a love ones grave site - its a day to write a love one as I have done for many year a letter on how much you love them. This could be in the states or any other country you see we aren't the only country that has gone through war.
For me every year on my blog I write a post honoring all Vets and my own FATHER AND UNCLE ED. MY FATHER WHO IS A VETERAN WHO IS ALSO MY HERO, I SEND HIM A CARD OR A LETTER TO HONOR HIM FOR HIS SERVE IN THE COLD WAR EVERY YEAR. I AM SO BLESSED HE IS STILL WITH ME AND MY  FAMILY. HE IS YES VERY HEALTHY




TOO. ITS ALSO A DAY OF REFLETION!
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