It’s Monday Morning & in the United States its Memorial Day . So enjoy your day !
The custom of honoring ancestors by cleaning cemeteries and decorating graves is an ancient and worldwide tradition, but the specific origin of Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was first known, are unclear.
In early rural America, this duty was usually performed in late summer and was an occasion for family reunions and picnics. After the Civil War, America’s need for a secular, patriotic ceremony to honor its military dead became prominent, as monuments to fallen soldiers were erected and dedicated, and ceremonies centering on the decoration of soldiers’ graves were held in towns and cities throughout the nation.
After World War I, the day expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars.
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This is our Local War Veterans Memorial is St. Landry . It honors all branches of the military who served in our parish living or dead . The bricks that make the path way list name ,dates & service records.
This is my Dad class from the Marine Corp from the. Korean War . I am lucky to still have him but may of his brothers are on this walk way. Lisa