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May 25th, 2009

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. 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 to include American casualties of any war or military action.
Since Memorial Day is traditionally a weekend where a lot of gardening is done, take the day, enjoy the long weekend and spend some time in your garden. Just remember to take some time to honor those that have died to allow us this freedom.
Brian and I had the honor of filming the memorial and committal ceremonies for local young veteran this past week. It was a sad way to observe Memorial Day weekend, but very moving. If you’d like to watch the video we made visit our business blog.
I’d like to take the time today to honor all of those that have served and currently serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, especially those that have died in service to our country. I’d like to offer a big THANK YOU to all of you who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy. I’ll be spending my day in the garden celebrating!

How do you celebrate Memorial Day?

One Comment to “A Big THANKS!”
  1. KitsapFG on May 25, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Thank you for the Memorial Day info and post.

    We generally celebrate Memorial Day relatively close to home. Often we go to one of our favorite local beaches to walk, sit and dig our toes into the sand, pick up shells, and watch the world go by. Not sure if we are going to do that today or just spend the day soaking up sun, listening to music, reading, and admiring the gardens,

    Saturday we went and tended the grave site of my grandfather who is buried in a local cemetary.

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