Remembering Memorial Day – May 26, 2008

Flag at ArlingtonImage by ctankcycles via FlickrMemorial Day commemorates the U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country.

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

Moina Michael, Georgia educator (1869-1944)


Below is a Many-Eyes.com link. Using data visualization, we can better understand the number of lives lost in various U.S. wars.


Other Memorial Day Links

USMemorial Day.org

Confederate Memorial Day
One of the first references to a U.S. Memorial Day was in 1867. A song was published, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet. The song carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead."
Here in Texas, we still commemorate the dead from the Civil War on January 19th.

National Moment of Remembrance Home Page

Who are the Ladies of Arlington?

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