Memorial Day Reflection

Memorial Day Reflection

We hope you had an excellent time of rest and reflection during this Memorial Day weekend. While we are a day past Memorial Day, a brief review of the history of this national holiday is still instructive. Memorial Day originated as Decoration Day when General John Logan called for a National Day of Remembrance for fallen Civil War soldiers 155 years ago. After World War I the holiday transitioned to commemorate all military members who fell in battle. In 1950, President Truman issued the first proclamation calling on all Americans to observe Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace. This practice continues today. You can read President Biden’s Proclamation on Prayer For Peace HERE.

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