Monday, May 30, 2016

What Is Memorial Day?

Mindful Monday KNOWSY Readers, today the topic which is present on many of the minds of those who are here in the United States, as well as serving overseas, is the observance of Memorial Day.
This past weekend, all across this nation, most especially in locales where the weather cooperated and the warm Sun shone, the parks and beaches opened to start their Summer season. Family gatherings are a tradition with cookouts full of delicious foods, fun and frolic (yes, I had to add that word, although, not one customarily used these days!).
Many students and workers have the day off plus local, state and federal offices, as well as some businesses are closed. The question is: Why? What is Memorial Day?

Today I did a search on this topic and found several articles and videos about this national holiday, I have chosen to share two separate posts, the first is a video from history.com called History of Memorial Day.

     


Next up, also from history.com is an article by Barbara Maranzani.

8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day

 

4 comments:

Mike Gardner said...

Nice Post Maria, having served in uniform for some 20 years, I think Memorial Day and Remenbrance Sunday on the Sunday nearest ro Armastice day are so important both for remembering but also for educational purposes of younger generations

Maria-Victoria Orlando said...

Thank you Mike Gardner for your comment. I agree, education is key, especially for the younger set, to keep the memory alive of those who have come and gone.

Davina Ngei said...

Thanks for sharing your country's history. It's important to honor those who give all defending our peace and safety, and hopefully this is a tradition that can be honored in my country for our own troops.

Maria-Victoria Orlando said...

Thank you Davina Ngei for your comment, it is much appreciated. I do wish to make a clarification, I shared this post due to the importance/significance of this date to the citizens of this country, myself, I am not a citizen of the United States, I am a Permanent Resident of this country. I am not sure if you read my blog regularly, if so, you may possibly/probably know that I am from Argentina, and still a citizen of that country. I do respect the United States and follow their laws, plus have had family members who have served in this country's armed forces.
Thank you for reading my blog, All the Best!