History of Memorial Day


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WEEKLY STATISTIC
90% of welfare recipients are high school dropouts.
WORD OF THE WEEK
ELEUTHEROMANIA: (noun) An intense and irresistible desire for freedom.
WORDS HAVE POWER
“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.” Roman Payne
“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton
If I am to be fallen into love, I will. And if as a result I will appear to be stupid, disillusioned, and of poor judgment, I will. And I would be damned if I cared what other people think. For I would rather be thought of as all of these things, than not love. If in loving, I become the naked woman on the horse, I will ride that horse with my head held high. This is my spirit. I am unbreakable.” C. Joybell C.
MEMORIAL DAY
Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated after the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history, requiring the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s Americans began holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers. Today, Memorial Day honors all men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

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