27 May 2013

War and Remembrance: A Look at Memorial Day's Civil War Roots

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Memorial Day.  A day of remembrance, family gatherings, the start of summer, and much more...

In reading Parade yesterday there was the article, War and Remembrance: A Look at Memorial Day's Civil War Roots, I was reminded that as with our own research, an understanding of the history of an event, occupation, entity or community, gives us so much more knowledge about our ancestors and what they experienced and “why” we do what we do, in this case – celebrate Memorial Day.

Do read this short piece as a reminder of the history of this day and also a reminder to take a moment to remember that sacrifices made by many, soldiers, parents, spouses, children and communities, are why we are the people and country we are today.

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