Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Quote

"Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure."
  - Abraham Lincoln

From Wikipedia:
 Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. Service Members who died while in themilitary service.[1] 

First enacted by formerly enslaved African-Americans [2] to honor Unionsoldiers of the American Civil War – it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, and Labor Day its end.