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Memorial Day 2020, what is it really about
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Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2020 occurs on Monday, May 25. 

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.



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And some records show that one of the earliest Memorial Day commemoration was organized by a group of freed slaves in Charleston, South Carolina less than a month after the Confederacy surrendered in 1865. Nevertheless, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day.

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The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.

On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.


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monsterballads
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re: Memorial Day 2020, what is it really about
What a depressing thread my man


Lynyrd
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re: Memorial Day 2020, what is it really about
Sorry I have, but only 1 upvote to give. It is the real reason.




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tduecen
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re: Memorial Day 2020, what is it really about
I mean not supposed to be all happy and BBQ's


Tiger in Gatorland
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re: Memorial Day 2020, what is it really about
Put's it into perspective for sure....some gave all and frankly for most of us, that's hard to conceptualize into a "holiday."


Tortious
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What a depressing thread my man


Yes, but necessary. Those folks gave the last full-measure. Me, while I swore to do the same, I didn't have it happen. Me? I'm thankful and blessed because they did.


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SpanishFortTiger
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re: Memorial Day 2020, what is it really about
Tomorrow is a sad day. Humans have killed each other since the dawn of time. For those, especially children, of fallen service members, we are forever indebted to you.



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nicholastiger
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re: Memorial Day 2020, what is it really about
A shame all its become is a long party weekend at the beach


CGSC Lobotomy
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re: Memorial Day 2020, what is it really about
Originally? Remembrance of those who died during the War Between the States in the 1860's.


tduecen
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Certainly


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ItzMe1972
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Loyce Deen.

Avenger Gunner buried at sea.

Only airman buried in his aircraft.

LINK



OMLandshark
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Well according to NYT, you’re wrong. It’s about white supremacy. What a disgusting, disgusting article from NYT today.


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red sox fan 13
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Thanks Saudi Arabia/corrupt politicians.


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Traveler
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Even at his request, I would have had a hard time pushing him and his aircraft over the side.


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red sox fan 13
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Yep, started out to remember Confederate Veterans and was soon adopted by the Yanks. Some Southern towns still have Remembrance Day.


biglego
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Heartbreaking photos


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kywildcatfanone
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True heroes, and deserving of our support.


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HerkFlyer
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A shame all its become is a long party weekend at the beach


I wouldn’t call it a shame. I’d imagine most people that have paid that price would be glad we’re enjoying the fruits of their sacrifice.

Lest we forget.
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OSoBad
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I wouldn’t call it a shame. I’d imagine most people that have paid that price would be glad we’re enjoying the fruits of their sacrifice.


I agree with you but I doubt she does...


TutHillTiger
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re: Memorial Day 2020, what is it really about
No one cares anymore, we need the draft again or everyone should do two years like in Israel, then everyone would be invested again


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