Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day

Today's the day we in the U.S. set aside to remember our fallen heroes--the men and women who have given their lives in the service of their country. Initially called Decoration Day, it was started after the Civil War as a way to honor those who had died in that conflict.

Additionally, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed in December 2000 which asks that all Americans voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to "Taps"at 3 p.m. local time.

It's because of the sacrifices of military people over the years that you and I have the freedoms we do today. Whether we agree or disagree with the politics that sends them into battle, we must honor their commitment to perform their duty and their bravery.

Thank you.

Of course, this is Man Meat Monday so I must, well, share some man meat:

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