May 29, 2011


Bullrun Memorial 1870 Dedication
¨The first known observance of Memorial Day was in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865; freedmen (freed enslaved Africans) celebrated at the Washington Race Course, today the location of Hampton Park, and each year thereafter. African Americans founded Decoration Day, now referred to as Memorial Day, at the graveyard of 257 Union soldiers and labeled the gravesite "Martyrs of the Race Course" on May 1, 1865. Black Charlestonians created this American tradition...¨  please read it all, HERE

Another fitting Memorial Tribute,  today in Joplin, Missouri

President Barack Obama on Sunday afternoon promised the citizens of Joplin that their country would be with them “every single step of the way,” during the Joplin Community Memorial Service at Missouri Southern State University...¨ please read it all, HERE

·  Thanks to Wikipedia
·  Thanks to Sean Steffen, President Obama photo
·  Thanks to The Morning Sun