Celebrations to commemorate lives lost in wars began in the United States after the Civil War. But Memorial Day was not made an official holiday until 1971 and it now includes all loved ones who have passed before us. Because it extends the weekend off from work by one day for many, it frequently seems the day has become more about travel and purchasing material goods than remembrance. So I keep this simple today, lest I forget. This photograph is the only way I could give a rose to everyone at the National Cemetery and around the globe.
Thanks to Jean and Sam, Barbara, TTT, Wayne, Connie, Charleen, Steve, Victoria, Elida, Ingrid, and Dianne for commenting last week! I hope you had a weekend of commemoration and friendship.
until next Monday,
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