May 31, 2010 will be the United States Memorial Day. This celebration was formerly known as Decoration Day. The yearly, Memorial Day commemorated U.S. men and women who died gallantly in the military service. ?The first Memorial Day was enacted in order to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War and was celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War. The celebration was then expanded after World War I. ?Since then Memorial Day had been an annual part of the United States celebrations.
Here are some memorable and inspiring Memorial Day Quotes:
“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.? ? Minot J. Savage
?And I?m proud to be an American, where at least I know I?m free. And I won?t forget the men who died,?who gave that right to me.? ? Lee Greenwood
?The patriot?s blood is the seed of Freedom?s tree.? ? Thomas Campbell
?I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.? ? Benjamin Harrison