Memorial Day, 2014

When I was growing up, my parent's called it Decoration Day, and we sometimes bought flowers for veterans' graves. Both of my parents (yes, my mother was in the WAVES) served in the military in WWII as did my Uncle, who was never the same after being wounded on the battle field. In those days, the V.A. provided him with good care.The Veteran's Administration has a brief history of Memorial Day, and below you can read James Garfield's speech marking the first official Decoration Day … [Read more...]