This is a repeat of my post from 2010, with a few minor changes.
Lately, the Memorial Day holiday has been known as the kick-off to the summer. We understand it to be just another day off from work, time for a short vacation, sales at the mall or the family barbecue get-together.
From Wikipedia, here's the description of the Memorial Day Holiday: Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 31 in 2010). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.
|Major George E. Bloom, 1942. It's been 12 years, almost to the day, that Pop passed away.|
Today, I plan to take a few minutes and remember the image of the Veteran's Cemetery in Westwood years ago before firing up the BBQ!