Memorial Day. First observed on May 30, 1868 at Arlington National Ceremony. The Library of Congress indicates Commander in Chief John A. Logan of the grand Army of the Republic issued what was called General Order Number 11″for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion…” In 1971, federal law changed the observance date to the last Monday in May and to recognize all who died in American wars.
It seems surreal today as we remember the fallen in the middle of a global pandemic. Take a moment today to remember those that have paid the ultimate price for all of us. And to honor all of those who are on the front lines today, whether in the military, the hospitals, the cashiers, the janitors, the truck drivers, the delivery drivers and many more. Thank you.