Observing Memorial Day

Today United States residents observe the annual holiday Memorial Day. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. (info via Wikipedia)

Many of our family members have served in the United States Military, including my husband who is an Army Veteran. Luckily, none have been killed in the line of duty. But, many have sacrificed their lives for our freedom & today we salute them all. (photo source)