Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

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While we remember those who gave their lives for our freedom on this Memorial Day, it can also be a time to reflect on one’s own memories. We live in a forward motion society where everything that’s new now is old five minutes from now and very old in ten.

If I were to ask you on this Memorial Day, what is your most memorable moment? What would you say? Could it be the birth of a child? Would it be the time you scored 5 touchdowns in your high school football game, (That would be Al Bundy’s moment for you Married with Children fans) The first time you said “I love you” and heard it back?

Think of this as a wall that will mark your moment in history. Please leave a comment below and of course, God bless our troops.