Monday, May 30, 2011
MEMORIAL DAY 2011
Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday that honors American military service members and is observed on the last Monday of May (May 30 this year). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. citizens who died while on military service. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War 1 to honor Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, and Labor Day its end. By the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as people visited the graves of their deceased relatives, whether they had served in the military or not.
On Memorial Day, the flag is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
WE ARE ONE NATION UNDER GOD. IN GOD WE TRUST. SOME TRUST IN MILITARY POWER, SOME IN TECHNOLOGIES OF MAN, BUT WE SHALL REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE LORD OUR GOD.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE PROSPERITY AND SUCCESS OF AMERICA. DON'T LET THE LIVES OF HEROIC MEN AND WOMEN BE IN VAIN. EVEN THOUGH SOME ARE TRYING TO DESTROY OUR AMERICA, WE SAY "THANK YOU" TO THOSE THAT HAVE LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR OUR FREEDOM AND SAFETY.
Posted by Bishop Abdelaziz at 12:01 AM