A Pause for Memorial Day’s “National Moment of Remembrance”

A Pause for Memorial Day’s “National Moment of Remembrance”

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

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