Today we commemorate Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day. After the Civil War, a group of Union army veterans called for a day to remember the lives of those who died defending their country. By the late eighteen sixties, communities began decorating their fallen soldiers’ graves with flowers. In nineteen sixty-seven, the name was changed to Memorial Day. In two thousand Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act, which encourages the nation to observe a moment of silence at three p.m. local time.
It's good to enjoy today with family and friends, but how much better to enrich the day for everyone by spending some time explaining the day to the younger generation, observing a moment of silence at three pm, and collectively thanking God for our country and those who have paid the supreme sacrifice, as well as for our current military and their families.
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