Monday, May 28, 2012
The first commemorations to honor those who have served and died in war were held following the U.S. Civil War. By the 20th century, the memorials had extended to honor all Americans who have died in any war. In the early 20th century, these commemorations had become a way to remember not only those who had served but family members as well.
On this weekend when we celebrate graduations, the opening of swimming pools, the kick off of summer and the annual Indianapolis 500, let us not forget those who have gone before us, particularly those who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice.