Decoration Day: A Brief History of Memorial Day
I love this picture below. When I first saw it, I probably stared at it for 5 straight minutes in silence.
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. At the first Decoration Day, 5 thousand volunteers decorated the graves of 20 thousand Union and Confederate Soldiers. Click here for more info on the History of Memorial Day.
I love seeing Red Poppies. The article also talks about them. In 1915, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," Moina Michael wrote this poem:
"We cherish too, the Poppy red That grows on fields where valor led,It seems to signal to the skies that blood of heroes never dies."
Happy Memorial Day weekend. Remember the sacrifices made. Honor your heroes.