Decoration Day

When I was growing up in East Tennessee, my parents would take us to the family cemeteries to put flowers on the graves of our ancestors. My mom and dad called it “Decoration Day”. Some other sections of the country already had adopted the name, “Memorial Day” to honor those who had served our nation in the military. It wasn’t until 1971 that Congress passed a law that designated “Memorial Day” as the last Monday in May throughout these United States. It ensured a 3-day weekend for federal holidays. Whatever you call it, however you observe Monday, May 27th, 2013, God knows what’s in your heart. That’s what matters!


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