Today is Memorial Day... a day which commemorates all those of the United States armed forces who were killed in war. Memorial Day is an annual holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as "Decoration Day", it is a reminder of U.S. men and women who died while in military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.
My dad served as an officer in the US Army in the 1960's...although he never fought in a war, we always knew the sacrifices that men and women have made for our country.
Today we remember those who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom, their families who have suffered such great losses, and those who continue to keep our country safe by serving in all branches of the armed forces. Thank you...we remember you today.