Arlington National Cemetery
Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day of
remembrance for those who have lost their lives in our nation's service. Memorial
Day was officially proclaimed by General John Logan on May 5, 1868 and was
observed later that month, on May 30, when flowers were placed on the graves of
both Union and Confederate soldiers, who were buried at Arlington Cemetery.
Therefore, as we contemplate our welfare and the blessings
of our lives, it’s time to remember those members of the Armed Forces who stood